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MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. Proton-M carrier with Briz-M booster and Intelsat DLA-2 satellite was taken to the Baikonur’s launch complex, the Russian space agency, Roskosmos, reported on Sunday.
"On June 5, 2016, at the Baikonur cosmodrome, to the launch system has been installed the Proton-M carrier with Briz-M booster and the Intelsat DLA-2 satellite," the agency said. "The specialists have begun preparing the carrier for the launch."
The launch is scheduled for June 8 at 10:10 Moscow time.
The space apparatus was made by the U.S. Space Systems Loral at the order from Intelsat S.A. satellite communication operator. The satellite weights more than six tons. The Russian-U.S. International Launch Services Inc. signed a contract on its launch in March, 2013.
ILS Proton Launch Services utilizes the Proton-M/Breeze-M launch vehicle to launch and orbit commercial spacecraft. The Proton-M/ Breeze-M launcher is the latest evolution of the Proton launch vehicle that dates back to the initial launch in May 1965. The first Proton-M/ Breeze-M rocket was flown for a Russian federal mission in April 2001, and the first commercial Proton-M/ Breeze-M vehicle was flown in December 2002 with the NIMIQ 2 satellite for Telesat. Proton launch vehicles are designed and built by Khrunichev within its facility near Moscow. The Khrunichev facility is home to all engineering, assembly and test functions of the Proton launcher.