We have liftoff of the Ciel II satellite, powered by the Proton M Breeze M rocket. During the first 10 minutes of this 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the three stages of the Proton M vehicle will ignite and separate in turn. This will be followed by the first burn of the Breeze M upper stage. That should happen in about 11 minutes. We’ll be back with an update then.
10 Dec 2008