18:38 GMT03 August 2020
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    The flight of the Russian Proton-M carrier rocket, initially scheduled to take place on 29 July (30 July local), was postponed one day for additional checks to components and assemblies, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos.

    On July 30 (31 July local) the Proton-M carrier rocket will take off from the Baikonur cosmodrome, carrying two telecommunications satellites, Express-80 and Express-103. The launch is scheduled to take place at 21:25 GMT (02:25 local time).

    The flight into orbit is said to become the longest in history. The separation of Express-80 is scheduled 17 hours and 59 minutes after takeoff, while Express-103 is expected to separate 17 minutes later, according to Roscosmos.

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