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Launch Date: 
December 1, 2000 - 12:59pm

Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite


  • 283rd Launch for Proton
  • 19th Launch for ILS
  • 3rd ILS Proton Launch this year for SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • 6th Space Systems/ Loral Satellite Launched by ILS Proton
  • 13th overall mission on Proton in 2000

Latest News

ILS Launches Three-Satellite Constellation for Sirius Satellite Radio

Launch Resources

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred at 12:59 a.m. Baikonur time (2:59 p.m. Nov. 30 EST USA) for a 2 burn mission.
  • Predicted Orbital Parameters: 24,469 km x 47,102 km at 63.4 deg
  • Separation of SIRIUS-3 satellite occured approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes after liftoff.
ILS Proton Rocket -  SIRIUS FM-3 - Launch Poster - Side

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