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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.

EchoStar XIV Liftoff!

March 20, 2010 10:56 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have liftoff! of the Proton M Breeze M rocket and the EchoStar XIV satellite.

PLF Signing and PLF Encapsulation

March 16, 2010 7:07 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Mate to Breeze M

March 16, 2010 7:05 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

SC Fueling Completed!

March 8, 2010 6:38 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Planning Meeting

February 26, 2010 7:32 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Kazakhstan Beauty

February 26, 2010 7:17 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

[img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] Kazakhstan is filled with natural beauty. As these photos show, stunning sunrises, magnificent wildlife and unusual hoarfrost are some innate examples of the diversity of the earth's beauty found in this corner of the world.

Start of the EchoStar XIV Campaign

February 19, 2010 11:37 am (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Welcome to the EchoStar XIV Blog

February 18, 2010 7:28 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

Welcome to the second ILS Proton launch campaign for 2010 – the launch of the Space Systems/Loral-built, EchoStar XIV satellite for EchoStar and Dish Network. Follow along with the mission team as they prepare for the launch.

Intelsat 16 Mission Successful!

February 11, 2010 9:45 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the Intelsat 16 satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation. We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 5:14 a.m. EST, or 10:14 GMT, 9 hours and 34 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 four times, and then releasing the satellite into near-stationary orbit.

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