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EchoStar XIV Mission Success!

August 9, 2010 9:05 am (GMT)

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.

BADR-5 Mission Success

July 29, 2010 3:50 pm (GMT)

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the BADAR-5 satellite built by EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space for Arabsat.

We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 3:13 a.m. EDT, or 07:13 UTC, 9 hours and 13 minutes after liftoff.

ILS Proton Breeze M Launch Vehicle

ILS Proton Breeze M Specifications

Performance Reference: 6.27 metric tons to GTO and 6.47 metric tons to reference SSTO at 1500 m/s delta V
Typical Mission: Approximately 9 hours utilizing a five-burn Breeze M mission design
Stages: Three-stage Proton rocket with restartable upper stage
Structure Type: Monocoque
Materials: Aluminum and composites

Proton Heritage

The Proton has a long and distinguished evolutionary history of demonstrated performance and lowered risk, making it one of the world’s leading launch vehicles.

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