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April 24, 2012
We have had a successful mission with the ILS Proton Rocket, carrying the Y1B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space and Astrium. We have had confirmation that the Y1B satellite separated from the... Read more
April 23, 2012
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 period... Read more
April 23, 2012
As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the Y1B satellite onboard, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and shut... Read more
April 23, 2012
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
April 23, 2012
We had a successful liftoff about 11 minutes ago of our ILS Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the Y1B satellite on board. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned,... Read more
April 23, 2012
We have liftoff! of the ILS Proton M Breeze M rocket and the Y1B satellite. Read more
April 7, 2012
The first barbecue for the Y1B launch campaign luckily fell on one of the most beautiful days for weather in Baikonur.  A nice ambience surrounded the Fili Hotel as the mid-campaign charter... Read more
March 28, 2012
Although overlapping campaigns can be stressful, it also has its benefits.  While working on the IS-22 and Y1B programs, the ILS IS-22 Mission Team (Team Palme) and the ILS Y1B Mission Team (... Read more
March 22, 2012
22 March 2012 marked the arrival of the Yahsat 1B (Y1B) spacecraft.  The Antonov not only brought the spacecraft, but also brought the nice weather.  The bus to the airfield pulled in... Read more

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