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Milestones

  • SC Separation
  • Fifth Burn
  • Fourth Burn
  • APT Jettison
  • Third Burn
  • Second Burn
  • First Burn
  • Stage Separations
  • Liftoff
  • Rollout to Pad 39
  • Breeze M Fueling
  • Begin Joint Operations
  • SC Fuel Loading
  • Breeze M Arrival
  • SC/GSE Arrival
  • Proton Arrival
  • Early Team Arrival
  • Milestones in progress
  • Milestones completed

AMC-12

Launch Date: 
February 3, 2005
BKR

Vehicle: Proton M/ Breeze M

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: SES AMERICOM
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Alcatel Space
  • Purpose: Broadcast and Internet Services
  • Platform: Spacebus-4000C3
  • Separated Mass: 4974 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 16 years

Highlights

  • 10th ILS launch for SES AMERICOM Fleet
  • 1st Proton launch of 2005
  • 2nd ILS Proton launch of 2005
  • 312th Proton launch

Latest News

ILS Proton Successfully Launches AMC-12 Satellite

Launch Resources

  • Mission Overview
  • Media Advisory

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • An ILS Proton rocket successfully lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 7:27 a.m. Feb 3 in Baikonur, (Feb 2: 17:27 EST, Feb 3: 02:27 GMT), placing the AMC-12 satellite into orbit for SES AMERICOM.
  • Nominal separation took place at 4:46 p.m. local time on Feb. 3, (02:46 EST, 11:46 GMT).
  • Separation of the AMC-12 satellite occured approximately 9 hours and 19 minutes after liftoff.
  • Orbit Parameters: Predicted: 6400 km x 35,786 km x 18.3 degrees.
AMC-12 Mission

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