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August 16, 2010
Welcome to the second ILS Proton launch campaign for 2010 – the launch of the Space Systems/Loral-built, EchoStar XIV satellite for EchoStar and Dish Network. Follow along with the mission... Read more
August 16, 2010
The EchoStar XIV launch campaign is off to a good start. The 54" of snow in Washington, DC could not stop the team from arriving in Baikonur on schedule. Several participants from both ILS and... Read more
August 16, 2010
Kazakhstan is filled with natural beauty. As these photos show, stunning sunrises, magnificent wildlife and unusual hoarfrost are some innate examples of the diversity of the earth's... Read more
August 16, 2010
For the first few weeks of the launch campaign, a planning meeting begins each morning promptly at 09:30. Representatives from EchoStar, ILS, SS/L, Khrunichev, Zerkt, DB Salyut, Khrunichev Telecom... Read more
August 16, 2010
So far, all of the SC standalone operations and testing for the EchoStar XIV campaign have been nominal. This week’s SC fueling operation was no exception… uneventful! In the past... Read more
August 16, 2010
After a couple of days of fueling it’s time to start the mating process. It takes several different teams to get through the next set of critical activities. So we started with a group... Read more
August 16, 2010
This has been a very busy week for all of us. One of the more “technical” operations that we perform during the campaign is the signing of the payload fairing by the entire launch team... Read more
August 16, 2010
We have liftoff! of the Proton M Breeze M rocket and the EchoStar XIV satellite. Read more
August 16, 2010
We had a successful liftoff about 10 minutes ago of our Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the EchoStar XIV satellite. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and... Read more
August 16, 2010
We have received confirmation of completion of the first burn. The vehicle is now scheduled to be out of range for about an hour, after which we will hear confirmation of the second burn Read more

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