|June 9, 2004|
Payload: Intelsat 10-02
Eurostar E3000 platform
Spacecraft separated mass: approx. 5,575 kg (12,291 lbs)
Launch Vehicle: Proton M/Breeze M
Launch Date: June 16 (Baikonur)
Launch Window Opens: 4:27 a.m. Baikonur
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
End User: Intelsat Ltd., global satellite telecommunications provider
Satellite Manufacturer: EADS Astrium, France
Launch Vehicle Manufacturer: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow
Launch Services Provider: International Launch Services, McLean, Va.
Satellite Use: Video, corporate networking, internet services and voice across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and portions of Asia and North America.
Mission Profile: The Proton launch vehicle will inject the satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit, using a five-burn Breeze M mission design. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent trajectory to place the Breeze M fourth stage, with the satellite, into a suborbital trajectory, from which the Breeze M will place itself and the spacecraft into a circular parking orbit of 173 km (107.5 miles), inclined at 51.5 degrees. Then the satellite will be propelled to its transfer orbit by additional burns of the Breeze M. Following separation from the Breeze M, the spacecraft will perform a series of liquid apogee engine burns to raise perigee, lower inclination and circularize the orbit at geostationary altitude.
Target Orbit at Separation:
Spacecraft Separation: Approximately 9 hours, 10 minutes after liftoff
ILS Mission Statistics:
Live Broadcast in U.S.: Galaxy 3, transponder 22/C-band, 95 degrees West analog, downlink 4140 MHz (vertical)
More Information: Live webcast and general mission information are available on the ILS web site at www.ilslaunch.com. Launch status updates are available on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.
CONTACT: Fran Slimmer, ILS