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Launch Date: 
October 22, 2000 - 4:00am

Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite


  • 282nd Launch for Proton
  • 18th Launch for ILS Proton
  • 2nd ILS Proton Launch this year for GE Americom
  • 6th LMCSS spacecraft Launched by ILS Proton

Latest News

International Launch Services Lifts GE-6 Satellite into Orbit Aboard Proton

Launch Resources

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred at GE-6 satellite was launched at 4:00 a.m. Baikonur time (6:00 pm October 21, USA EDT).
  • Separation of SIRIUS-3 satellite occured approximately 6 hours, 42 minutes after liftoff.
ILS Proton Rocket -  GE-6 - Launch Poster - Side

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