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December 15, 2014

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the Yamal-401  satellite built by Airbus. We have confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 4:17 am EST, or 09:17 GMT, approximately 9 hours and 1 minute after liftoff.

Everything occurred as planned with ignition, shutdown and separation of the Proton’s first three stages. Then the Breeze M upper stage with the satellite continued the mission, igniting four times, and then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.

December 14, 2014

We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully completed its 3rd burn, as well as jettisoning its additional propellant tank. The vehicle is now in a 5-hour coast period, during which we will have nothing to report. The 4th burn is scheduled to start around 4:03 am EST or 09:03 GMT. Separation of Yamal-401 spacecraft is scheduled to follow the 4th burn completion by about 1 minute.

December 14, 2014

As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the Yamal-401 satellite onboard, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and shut down as scheduled.

The next events are scheduled for about 2 hours from now. The Breeze M upper stage will ignite for a 3rd time and burn for approximately 18 minutes; after that the additional propellant tank will be jettisoned. All this will happen in a span of almost 20 minutes while the vehicle is again out of range of a ground station. We should reacquire the vehicle shortly after the APT is jettisoned.

December 14, 2014

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.

December 14, 2014

We had a successful liftoff about 11 minutes ago of the ILS Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the Yamal-401 satellite onboard. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it is up to the Breeze M upper stage to complete the mission. The upper stage has begun its first burn, which is scheduled to last about 5 minutes.

December 14, 2014

We have liftoff of the Proton M Breeze M rocket and the Yamal-401 satellite.

December 11, 2014

Yamal-401 ILV rolled out to launch pad 24 at 0630 Baikonur time. ILV now verticalized on the LP!

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