Start from Baikonur РН "Zenith-3SLB" with Israeli satellite Amos-3 is appointed to March, 24th
Baikonur. On February, 2nd. " Kazakhstan Today " - Start from Baikonur РН "Zenith-3SLB" with Israeli satellite Amos-3 is appointed to March, 24th, the correspondent of agency referring to a source at the cosmodrome transfers.
According to the message of a source, under the schedule of preparation for start at the cosmodrome preliminary export РН "Zenith-3SLB" on a starting complex of a platform № 45 for so-called " dry export " at which the rocket does not refuel components of fuel but only it is established on a starting table prepares.
" Technologically start of " Zenith " occurs in automatically mode, therefore it is necessary to fulfil preliminary operations on imitation of preparatory process to start РН, and also technological compatibility of a rocket with a starting complex ", - have explained at the cosmodrome.
According to a source, after end of checks РН "Zenith-3SLB" it will be returned in platforms for continuation of preparation.
As experts of the Federal space center "Baikonur", РКК "Energy" of a name have informed at the cosmodrome, this week With. The Item Queen, "Pendant" and transport mechanical engineering have finished assembly of a space head part in which the electric breadboard model of the satellite joined with by block then on has been established head обтекатель has been placed. On electric checks are spent.
In a technical complex of a platform № 42 preparation for assembly with booster rockets "Zenith-3SLB" proceeds.
Simultaneously experts on a starting complex of a platform № 45 spend tests of the starting equipment and the modernized-adjusting unit.
As informs a source, forthcoming start РН "Zenith-3SLB" - the first from Baikonur - " Ground start " will be carried out within the limits of the new international program. For carrying out of starts of a booster rocket the "Zenith-3SL" used at starts from sea platform Odyssey under the program " Sea Launch " (" Sea start "), at the cosmodrome have been reconstructed the-test case on a platform № 42 the starting complex on a platform № 45 also is modernized.
Satellite Amos-3 should replace in an orbit device Amos-1 started in 1996. " Amos-3 will expand a cover zone of retransmitters of a Ku-range, will provide high-quality communication and broadband data transmission in territory of the Near East, the Europe, Africa, and also in some areas Northern and South America ", - has explained a source.
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