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SES-6 | Mission Success!

June 3, 2013 8:53 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

We have had a successful mission with the ILS Proton Rocket, carrying the SES-6 satellite built by Astrium for SES. We have had confirmation that the SES-6 satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 8:49 pm EDT, or 00:49 GMT (June 4), 15 hours and 31 minutes after liftoff.

Everything occurred as planned for the 2nd ILS Proton Supersynchronous Mission. After the ignition, shutdown and separation of the ILS Proton’s first three stages, 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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