MOSCOW, September 27. /TASS/. Previously delayed launch of the Proton-M launch vehicle with European satellite Eutelsat-5WB and the US MEV-1 is scheduled for October 9 at 13:17 Moscow time, according to the state commission’s decision, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS on Friday.

“By the decision of the state commission, which met on Friday, the launch of Proton-M with foreign satellites is scheduled for October 9 at 13:17 Moscow time,” the source said.

Roscosmos confirmed to TASS the information about postponing the launch of Proton-M for October 9.

Initially, the rocket launch with commercial satellites was scheduled for September 30 though was postponed due to additional tests of the control system for the upper stage.

Source: TASS

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