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Telstar 6

Launch Date: 
February 15, 1999 - 10:12am

Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: Loral Skynet (Telesat)
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
  • Purpose: Video and Data Services
  • Platform: FS-1300


  • 261st Launch for Proton
  • 9th ILS Proton Launch
  • 3rd FS-1300 Launch on ILS Proton

Latest News

Proton Successfully Launches Telstar 6 Satellite

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred on 15 February at 10:12 a.m. Baikonur time this morning (12:12 a.m. EST)
  • Final orbital position to be at 93 degrees west longitude.
ILS Proton Rocket -  Telstar 6 -  Launch Poster - Side

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