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Nimiq 6 | Mission Success

May 18, 2012 12:22 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the ILS Proton Rocket carrying the Nimiq 6 satellite built by Space Systems/Loral. We have had confirmation that the Nimiq 6 satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 00:26 a.m. EDT, or 04:26 GMT, 9 hours and 14 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, and then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.

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