The government allowed the launch from Baikonur «Proton» with the Spanish satellite

© Photo : Roscosmos proton at the Baikonur cosmodrome. Archive photoThe government allowed the launch from Baikonur «Proton» with the Spanish satellite© Photo : Roscosmos

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree providing for the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome Spanish spacecraft telecommunication purpose Amazonas-5, the corresponding document published Saturday on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

«Allow the defense Ministry to use on a contractual basis space systems and complexes for military purposes and to attract personnel of military units to launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrier rocket «proton-M» with the upper stage «breeze-M» spacecraft telecommunication purpose «SP-5″ (Spain)», — stated in the text of the document.

As noted in the help document, has approved a set of measures on carrying out launch Amazonas-5 from Baikonur. In particular, it provides the services with the involvement of forces and means of the Ministry of defense of Russia, the admission of foreign specialists associated with the launch facilities.

The satellite Amazonas-5 manufactured by Space Systems Loral (USA) at the request of the company Hispasat (Spain) and is dedicated to providing services in the field of television, corporate networks and telephone communications on the territory of South and Central America. After launching into orbit the satellite will be included in the national register of Brazil.

Added that all work to ensure the launch will be made from extrabudgetary sources.