The Spektr-RG observatory successfully separated from the upper stage! Next stage: 3 months after launch — cruise to L2, positioning, performance verification (PV) and calibration phase.
The Proton-M launch vehicle together with the Spektr-RG astrophysics space observatory lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:30 UTC.
Spektr-RG launch broadcast
On-line broadcast of launch – today (July 13, 2019) from 14:30 MSK.
|Start of broadcast||14:30 MSK|
|End of broadcast||15:45 MSK|
On-line broadcast of launch:
|15:33:01 MSK||Stage I separation|
|15:36:29 MSK||Stage II separation|
|15:36:42 MSK||Fairing separation|
|15:40:41 MSK||Booster separates from stage III|
|15:46:41 MSK||First booster engine firing, to lift the payload into a transfer orbit|
|17:08:24 MSK||Second booster engine firing, spacecraft on the way to L2|
|17:30:58 MSK||Booster separation from the payload|
Watch short films of launch preparations by Roscosmos TV:
Assembly of Proton-M launcher
Arrival of SRG to Baikonur