November 19 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines used one of its AN-124-100 freighters to deliver a piece of specialised space equipment from Moscow to Yubileyniv airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
The Upper Stage Breeze-M Unit of the Proton-M space vehicle will be used to facilitate the launch of the Russian Yamal-401 communications satellite.
The 6.5-tonne Breeze-M was part of a 25-tonne shipment flown on behalf of the Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center, whose representatives were waiting in Kazakhstan to prepare for the launch of the space vehicle. The consignment also included a special container for the Breeze-M component and auxiliary equipment. Volga-Dnepr will also carry the container back to Moscow.