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The Proton Launch System carrying the Russian Federal GLONASS mission on July 2, 2013 from Launch Pad 24 failed, resulting in the integrated launch vehicle falling back to earth a short distance from the launch pad.


On 2 July 2013, a Proton rocket carrying 3 GLONASS navigation satellites suffered a major malfunction shortly after launch and crashed near its launch pad at Baikonur.

The "stack" of six Globalstar second-generation satellites is partly visible inside the protective container (at left) that was used for its transfer into Starsem's Upper Composite Integration Facility at Baikonur Cosmodrome. At center is the Fregat upper stage on which the stack will be installed, followed by encapsulation in the payload fairing (positioned at right).

At 11:41:18 AM Moscow Time, logistics spacecraft Progress M-17M was launched from the Baikonur launch site.

ILS Proton Launch Success of Intelsat 23

Intelsat 23 LiftoffReston, Va., and Luxembourg, 14 October 2012 - Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced today that an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton vehicle successfully launched the Intelsat 23 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff occurred at 4:37 a.m. EDT (2:37 p.m. local time).

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