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ILS Proton to Launch the Centenario Satellite

Payload:
Centenario Satellite
BSS-702HP GEM Platform
Separated spacecraft mass: 5325 kg

Launch Vehicle: 
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lb), including payload
58.2 m (191ft)

Launch Date:
May 16, 2015
 
Launch Time:
11:47 Baikonur
08:47 Moscow
00:47 Mexico
05:47 GMT
01:47 EDT

Launch Site: 
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

Launch Customer:
The Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Mexico

Satellite Manufacturer:
Boeing Satellite Systems International, California, USA

Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,
Moscow, Russia

Launch Services 
Provider: 
International Launch Services, Virginia, USA

Satellite Use: 
Weighing over 5.3 metric tons at lift-off, the Centenario satellite is a fourth generation Boeing
satellite to serve Mexico and the first 702HP GEM for Mexico.  Centenario will provide mobile
satellite services to support national security, civil and humanitarian efforts and will provide
disaster relief, emergency services, telemedicine, rural education, and government agency
operations The satellite carries a 22 meter L-band reflector that enables connectivity to
handheld terminals, complemented by a 2-meter Ku-band antenna. The Centenario satellite is
part of an end-to-end satellite communications system that provides 3G+ communications
services for voice, data, video and internet access to terminals on multiple
platforms. This next-generation satellite system for Mexico consists of three satellites, two
ground sitesand associated network operations. It is Mexico’s next-generation satellite
communications system.

Satellite Statistics: 
_L-band multi-spot beam flexible payload for Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
_Planned orbital location:  113.1 degrees West longitude
_Anticipated service life:  15 years

Mission Profile: 
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at 11:47 local time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the Centenario satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton utilize a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the Centenario satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the Centenario satellite will occur approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:   
_Perigee: 4163
_Apogee: 35736 km
_Inclination: 23.0 degrees

Spacecraft Separation: 
Approximately 9 hours and 13 minutes after lift-off

ILS Mission Statistics: 
_2nd ILS Proton Launch in 2015
_89th ILS Proton Launch Overall
_1st SCT satellite launched on ILS Proton
_18th Boeing Satellite Launched on Proton

Live Broadcast: 

LAUNCH – 16 May, 2015
Baikonur to Washington Eutelsat 10A will begin at 0100 Eastern/0500 GMT
Live test for Mexico will begin at 0100 Eastern/0500 GMT
Live Broadcast starting at 0130 Eastern/0530 GMT
Launch is scheduled for 01:47:39 Eastern/05:47:39 GMT
Launch Broadcast concludes at 0215 Eastern/00615 GMT
 
BAIKONUR TO WASHINGTON KHRUNICHEV U/L (SD)
EBU REF 15/034178/01
EUTELSAT 10A  10 deg East TXP B3 CHANNEL 6MHZ SLOT 3D6
            UPLINK FREQ.: 14360 MHZ POL Y
            DOWNLINK FR.: 11060 MHZ POL X
            SD 625 16:9 50Hz DVB-S2 8PSK 4.9373 Ms/s FEC 3/4,
             Pilot:on Roll-off 0.20 (MPEG2 4:2:2 10.7514 Mbps)
AUDIO:1     SOUND MONO
AUDIO:2     SOUND MONO
AUDIO:3     N/A
AUDIO:4     N/A
 
In Mexico, THE LAUNCH BROADCAST WILL BE SEEN ON THE FOLLOWING (HD)

Eutelsat 113WA / C101(F) (Formerly SatMex 6)
U/L; 5949.5, D/L 3724.5
Beam; C1
Pol; H uplink/V downlink            
9 MHz
DVB-S2 8PSK, MPEG 4 (H.264):
FEC:  3/4
Sym Rate:  7.5
Info Rate:  16.331
Pilot On
H.264 (MPEG 4)
Roll-Off 20%
 
The webcast of the Centenario mission can be seen at: http://centenario.imgondemand.com

Social Media: Follow us on Twitter (Twitter Tag: #Centenario) and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates. 

More Information:    
Live streaming will begin approximately 15 minutes before lift-off.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at www.ilslaunch.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates. 

Media Inquiries:
Karen Monaghan, Director of Communications and Customer Relations, International Launch Services, Reston, Va.; +1-571-633-7549; mobile: +1-571-282-5195; k.monaghan@ilslaunch.com.

 

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