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AsiaSat Second Burn Completion

August 11, 2009 2:13 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the AsiaSat 5 satellite, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and shut down as scheduled. The next events are scheduled for about 2 hours from now. The Breeze M upper stage will ignite for a 3rd time and burn for approximately 17 minutes; after that the additional propellant tank will be jettisoned. All this will happen in a span of almost 20 minutes while the vehicle is again out of range of a ground station. We should reacquire the signal shortly thereafter.

AsiaSat 5 First Burn Completion

August 11, 2009 2:13 pm (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.

AsiaSat 5 Stage Separations

August 11, 2009 2:10 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We had a successful liftoff about 10 minutes ago of our ILS Proton Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the AsiaSat 5 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 7 minutes.

+ AsiaSat 5 Liftoff!

August 11, 2009 2:09 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have Liftoff! of the ILS Proton Breeze M rocket and the AsiaSat 5 satellite

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ILS Launch Team

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ILS Launch Team

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ILS Launch Team

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ILS Launch Team

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ILS Launch Team

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ILS Launch Team

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