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Mission Successful

August 19, 2008 7:53 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite built by EADS Astrium for Inmarsat. We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 3:46 am Eastern time, or 7:46 GMT, 9 hours and 3 minutes 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 five times, then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.

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