Telkom 3, Express-MD 2 launch

A Proton-M launched Monday out of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with Telkom 3 and Express-MD-2 onboard. The Breeze M upper stage prematurely shutdown,  stranding both satellites in an orbit ranging from 165 to 3,118 miles in altitude and an inclination of 49.9 degrees.

Telkom 3 is a communications satellite operated by Telkom, an Indonesian communications company. Express-MD 2 is a Russian satellite intended to relay data and communications.

The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for Telkom 3 is 38744 and Express-MD 2 is 38745; both will be available in the STK satellite database shortly. To stay up-to-date on the latest launches subscribe to AGI Launch Notifications.

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