Launch of Proton LV with satellite postponed at request of U.S. side

The takeoff of Proton-M launch vehicle with Sirius-FM-6 satellite has been put off for a reserve date over problems of the U.S. side, press secretary of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergei Gorbunov has told Interfax-AVN.

"The takeoff was postponed for a reserve date at the request of the American side over problems with the U.S. signal receiver ground station," he said.

He said Monday is the reserve date for the launch.

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