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SES-4 Satellite | Mission Success

February 15, 2012 2:03 am (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the ILS Proton Rocket, carrying the SES-4 satellite built by Space Systems/Loral for SES. We have had confirmation that the ViaSat-1 satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 11:48pm EST, or 04:48 GMT, 9 hours and 12 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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