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April 12, 2010 11:58 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Easter and Tri-Tip

April 5, 2010 1:17 pm (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

SES-1 SC Arrival

March 31, 2010 6:48 am (GMT)

SES-1 Early Team Arrival

March 30, 2010 5:37 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Welcome to the SES-1 Blog

March 30, 2010 5:35 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

Welcome to the third ILS Proton launch campaign for 2010 – the launch of the Orbital-built, SES-1 satellite for SES WORLD SKIES. Follow along with the mission team as they prepare for the launch.

EchoStar XIV Mission Success!

March 20, 2010 9:18 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the EchoStar XIV satellite built by Space Systems/Loral. We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 23:37 p.m. EST, or 03:37 GMT, 9 hours and 10 minutes after liftoff. Everything occurred as planned with ignition, shutdown and separation of the Proton’s first three stages. Then the Breeze M upper stage with the satellite continued the mission, igniting five times, and then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.

EchoStar XIV Third and Fourth Burn Completion

March 20, 2010 3:49 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully completed its 3rd & 4th burns, as well as jettisoning its additional propellant tank. The vehicle is now in a 5-hour coast period, during which we will have nothing to report. The 5th burn is scheduled to start around 11:20 p.m. EST, or 03:20 GMT. Separation of the EchoStar XIV spacecraft is scheduled to follow the 5th burn completion by about 12 minutes.

EchoStar XIV Second Burn Completion

March 20, 2010 1:11 pm (GMT)

EchoStar XIV First Burn Completion

March 20, 2010 11:58 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have received confirmation of completion of the first burn. The vehicle is now scheduled to be out of range for about an hour, after which we will hear confirmation of the second burn

EchoStar XIV Stage Separations

March 20, 2010 11:56 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We had a successful liftoff about 10 minutes ago of our Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the EchoStar XIV satellite. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it is up to the Breeze M upper stage to complete the mission. The upper stage has begun its first burn, which is scheduled to last around 4 minutes.

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