SES-4 Satellite | Breeze M First Burn

We have received confirmation of completion of the first burn. The vehicle is now scheduled to be out of range for about an hour, after which we will hear confirmation of the second burn.

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SES-4 Satellite | Stage Separations

We had a successful liftoff about 11 minutes ago of the ILS Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the SES-4 satellite on-board. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it is up to the Breeze M upper stage to complete the mission. The upper stage has begun its first burn, which is scheduled to last around 4 minutes.
 

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SES-4 Satellite | Proton Launch Vehicle Rollout!

A lot of the SES-4 crew woke up early this morning and braved the cold for the Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) to rollout to the launch pad from the Breeze M fueling station for the second time.  The ILV should be at the launch pad shortly, and then it will be erected.  The next few days will be busy as we prepare for launch.  Thanks to the Pinkertons for a great spaghetti night last night. It was a great way to cap off the Breeze M fueling days.

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AsiaSat 7 Mission Success!

We have had a successful mission with the ILS Proton Rocket, carrying the AsiaSat 7 satellite built by Space Systems/Loral for AsiaSat. We have had confirmation that the AsiaSat 7 satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 11:23pm EST, or 03:23 GMT, 9 hours and 13 minute after liftoff.

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AsiaSat 7 | Stage Separations!

We had a successful liftoff about 11 minutes ago of the ILS Proton M Breeze M rocket, which is carrying the AsiaSat 7 satellite onboard. The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it is up to the Breeze M upper stage to complete the mission. The upper stage has begun its first burn, which is scheduled to last around 4 minutes.
 

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AsiaSat 7 | Third Breeze M Burn Completion | APT Jettision

We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has successfully completed its 3rd burn, as well as jettisoning its additional propellant tank. The vehicle is now in a 5-hour coast period, during which we will have nothing to report. The 4th burn is scheduled to start around 10:58 pm EST or 03:58 GMT. Separation of AsiaSat 7 spacecraft is scheduled to follow the 4th burn completion by about 15 minutes.

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