Russia conducted the first space launch in 2023
On Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 12:12:51.993 Moscow time, the Proton-M launch vehicle with upper stage DM-03 and hydrometeorological spacecraft Elektro-L No. 4. This is reported by the website of the State Corporation Roscosmos.
The carrier rocket has worked in the normal mode, the upper stage has separated from the third stage of the rocket and is currently putting the satellite into a given orbit. This is the first launch of a Russian launch vehicle in 2023. For “Proton-M” this flight was the 114th, for DM-03 – the seventh in history.
The Proton-M launch vehicle was manufactured by the State Space Research and Production Center named after M.V. Khrunichev, upper stage DM-03 – Rocket and Space Corporation Energia named after S.P. Korolev, spacecraft “Electro-L” No. 4 – Scientific and Production Association named after S.A. Lavochkin (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation).