Have become known the planned date of the launch rocket «proton»

© AFP 2018 / Kirill KudryavtsevСтарт ILV proton. Archival photoHave become known the planned date of the launch rocket «proton»© 2018 AFP / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Up to five missiles «proton» is scheduled to launch in 2018, the CEO of the manufacturer of rockets of the Khrunichev Centre Alex Morocco.

«Four or five», he said in an interview with the newspaper «Izvestia», answering the question of how many launches of «Proton» is scheduled in 2018.

Spring into orbit will be launched communications satellite «Blagovest» in the interests of the defense Ministry, in the summer it is planned paired launch payload satellites Eutelsat 5 West B and MEV-1. Autumn plans to launch a Russian weather satellite «Electro-L» (two satellites of this group are already in orbit).

Morocco did not rule out that at the end of the year can be started another unit by order of the Ministry of defense.

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