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. Read more
We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully completed its 3rd burn, APT jettison and its 4th burn. The vehicle is now in a 5 hour coast period, during which we will have nothing to report. The 5th burn is scheduled to start at 8:33 pm EDT or 12:33 am GMT and last approximately 4 minutes. Separation of the SES-6 spacecraft is scheduled to follow the 5th burn completion by approximately 12 minutes. Read more
We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully begun its 3rd burn. The Breeze M will be out of range until approximately 3:13 pm EDT or 7:13 pm GMT. Additional updates will follow.
As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the SES-6 satellite onboard, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and shut down as scheduled.
The 3rd Breeze M burn is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:42 AM EDT and last 9 minutes. After that the auxiliary propulsion tank will be jettisoned and the 4th Breeze M burn will begin. Read more