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July 6, 2009
It is the end of another successful mission here at ILS. The ILS launch team members that were planning on returning to the US, have done so. Thanks to everyone who followed along with the blog.... Read more
June 30, 2009
We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite built by Space Systems Loral for SIRIUS XM Radio, Inc. We have had confirmation that the... Read more
June 30, 2009
We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully completed its 3rd & 4th burns, as well as jettisoning its additional propellant tank. The vehicle is now in a 5-hour coast... Read more
June 30, 2009
As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and... Read more
June 30, 2009
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
June 30, 2009
We had a successful liftoff about 15 minutes ago of our Proton Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it... Read more
June 30, 2009
We have liftoff! of the Proton M Breeze M rocket and the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite. Read more
June 15, 2009
The SC team successfully completed their first day of propellant loading on Friday. Saturday is a preparation day for the second day of fueling, which takes place on Sunday. The Breeze M is also... Read more
June 5, 2009
Thursday night featured a duo of events for the Launch Team: an international friendly volleyball game (SS/Loral versus Khrunichev) and an international cuisine. The report has come back that the... Read more
May 28, 2009
The SC arrived right on schedule on Tuesday. Due to some extremely windy conditions, it arrived at the processing facility early the next morning, where it was unpacked and prepared for the... Read more

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