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February 24, 2008
We have confirmation that the fourth, and final, burn sequence has been completed, and the Proton Breeze M carrying THOR 5 has injected the satellite into geostationary orbit. ILS' mission is... Read more
February 24, 2008
The Breeze M has just successfully completed its third burn and shutdown phase, including jettison of the Additional Propellant Tank (APT). Now the space unit enters a long, 5-hour coast phase, and... Read more
February 24, 2008
We have just received word that the second burn and shutdown of the Breeze M upper stage occurred successfully. Next up – burn Number 3 and subsequent shutdown, which should be... Read more
February 24, 2008
The ILS Team is proud to announce the successful liftoff of the Proton Breeze M carrying the THOR 5 satellite! Liftoff occurred at 6:34 a.m. EST (5:34 p.m. Baikonur, 11:34 GMT). Proton's three... Read more
February 24, 2008
The launch has been postponed. The new launch time is 6:34 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 11. Read more
February 24, 2008
Yesterday the Proton M launch vehicle was transported from our processing facility to Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It began its trip to the pad at exactly 6:30 a.m., which is a Russian... Read more
February 24, 2008
Since the last update to this blog our team has been extremely busy, as we are growing ever closer to Sunday's launch of THOR 5. After the spacecraft was mated to the payload adapter (PLA) the... Read more
February 24, 2008
The official [url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/ils/news-020508/]Media Advisory[/url] has been released for the ILS Proton launch of THOR 5, including satellite coordinates for launch broadcast. Read more
February 24, 2008
Jan. 25 marked a major milestone for the THOR 5 team. Orbital’s propellant team successfully completed loading the spacecraft with hydrazine fuel. This operation took the better... Read more
January 24, 2008
This past week the team has been focused on with what we call standalone operations. During this period Orbital conducted mechanical and electrical tests on THOR 5 to confirm that the spacecraft is... Read more

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