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December 10, 2008
We are happy to announce the successful conclusion of another launch mission! The Proton M Breeze M rocket has carried to geostationary transfer orbit the Ciel II satellite, built by ThalesAlenia... Read more
December 10, 2008
The Breeze M has completed its 3rd and 4th burns, and the additional propellant fuel tank has been jettisoned. The vehicle is now in a five-hour coasting period. The 5th, and final, burn will occur... Read more
December 10, 2008
The Breeze M's second burn has been completed successfully. The third burn will start in about two hours. Once the third burn concludes, the Breeze M will shutdown and jettison the additional... Read more
December 10, 2008
Video clips of the launch are now posted in Real Video and Windows Media Player formats. You can find them [url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/ciel-II-launch-highlights/]here[/url]! Read more
December 10, 2008
We have confirmed completion of the Breeze M's first burn. The second burn should commence in about 54 minutes and will fire for just under 18 minutes. This will happen while the Orbital Unit... Read more
December 10, 2008
The first-, second-, and third-stage separations of the Proton M vehicle have been completed. Now it's up to the Breeze M upper stage to take over, and the vehicle has just begun its first burn... Read more
December 10, 2008
We have liftoff of the Ciel II satellite, powered by the Proton M Breeze M rocket. During the first 10 minutes of this 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the three stages of the Proton M vehicle will... Read more
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December 9, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/On-the-Pad.JPG[/img] The final launch countdown rehearsal went smoothly, and we are no longer tracking the upcoming launch by days. With the passing of 9:30am... Read more
December 9, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Arriving-at-the-Pad.JPG[/img] Another early start to another day of the campaign, and it's back to our work clothes from playing dress-up. After receiving... Read more
December 9, 2008
Breeze M fuel loading was completed right on schedule late Saturday afternoon. As we like to say after every important milestone, "Everything was nominal!" Considering the hazardous... Read more

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