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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-9

Launch Date: 
June 7, 2003
BKR

Vehicle: Proton M/ Breeze M

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: SES AMERICOM
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Alcatel Space
  • Purpose: Various Services
  • Platform: Spacebus 3000B3
  • Separated Mass: 4100 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 15+ years

Highlights

  • 300th Proton Launch
  • 8th Alcatel Satellite Launched by ILS
  • 5th ILS Launch for AMERICOM
  • 2nd ILS Launch in One Month
  • 1st Delivery-in-orbit for Alcatel
  • 2nd Proton Launch in 5 Days

Latest News

300th Mission Flown by Proton Vehicle

Launch Resources

  • Mission Overview
  • Media Advisory

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • The Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:15 a.m. local time (22:15 June 6 GMT, 6:15 p.m. June 6 EDT)
  • Nominal separation took place on 06 June, at  13:10, local time (07 June, 07:10 GMT, 03:10 EDT).
  • Separation of the AMC-9 satellite occured approximately 8 hours and 55 minutes after liftoff.
  • Orbit Parameters: Predicted: 400…35786 km x 35,786 km x 0…48.8° degrees.
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