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Proton-M/DM-3
Part of Proton Family
Improved Proton-M, mated to the older DM-3 upper stage rather than the Briz-M for certain payloads.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2010-12-06. Last Launch: 2015-09-17. Number: 4 .

Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000, Glonass, Cubesat. Launch Sites: Baikonur LC81/24.



2010 December 6 - . 10:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3. FAILURE: Block DM-3 upper stage was loaded with 1500 kg excess liquid oxygen in error. This caused a 100 m/s shortfall in the third stage burn into parking orbit. The upper stages and payload reentered over the Pacific.. Failed Stage: U.
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass. The launch was to have allowed the Glonass communications network to receive full operational status after a multi-year replenishment effort. The failure led to several high-level sackings..
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass.
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass.

2013 July 2 - . 02:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3. FAILURE: Proton unstable in pitch; by T+17 s arced over towards ground; nose disintegrated at T+24s; booster crashed into ground at T+32s, less 2 km downrange.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Glonass-M No. 48 - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass. Uragan-M (Glonass-M) navigation satellite constellation replenishment launch; previous attempt with Proton in 2010 also failed..
  • Glonass-M No. 49 - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass.
  • Glonass-M No. 50 - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass.

2015 September 14 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3.
  • Ekspress AM-8 - . Mass: 2,100 kg (4,600 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40895 . COSPAR: 2015-048A. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,778 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite with a Thales Alenia Ka/C/L-band payload. By 5 October it was in a 35,784 km x 35,788 km x 0.0 deg orbit stationary over 80.2 deg E..

2015 September 17 - . 12:02 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3.
  • S-CUBE - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Astronomy. Type: Astronomy satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40898 . COSPAR: 1998-067GY. Apogee: 397 km (246 mi). Perigee: 388 km (241 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.40 min. S-CUBE meteor-observation cubesat from Chiba Institute of Technology; ejected from the J-SSOD deployer on the Kibo robot arm on 17 September..
  • SERPENS - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: Brazil. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: CubeSat. USAF Sat Cat: 40897 . COSPAR: 1998-067GX. Apogee: 384 km (238 mi). Perigee: 380 km (230 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.19 min. SERPENS 3U cubesat from the University of Brasilia; ejected from the J-SSOD deployer on the Kibo robot arm on 17 September..


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