MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) - A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M acceleration unit, scheduled to be launched from the Baikonur space center on September 9 at 1:53 a.m. Moscow time (9:53 p.m. GMT), will put a Canadian satellite into orbit, a spokesman for the Russian Space Agency said.
Vyacheslav Davidenko said a government commission that met at Baikonur last Sunday decided to bring the carrier rocket to the launch pad on the morning of September 5. The session was chaired by Yevgeny Kushner, the director of the space center.
Mike Minhas, manager of the Anik program of Telesat-Canada, told the commission that all independent operations for the spacecraft had been completed. The satellite was placed on the carrier rocket on August 25, Minhas said.