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The webcast begins at 15:00 ET on September 11, 2017 and concludes at 15:45 ET.
ILS Proton Lift off is at 15:23 ET.

AMAZONAS 5 communications satellite
SSL 1300

Separated spacecraft mass:
Approx. 5900 kg (13,007 lbs)

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

Launch Date:
September 12, 2017

Launch Time: 01:23:41 Baikonur
19:23:41 UTC/GMT (September 11)
15:23:41 Reston (September 11
21:23:41 Madrid (September 11)
16:23:41 Rio de Janeiro (September 11)
12:23:41 Palo Alto (September 11)

Launch Site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39, Launch Complex 200

Launch Customer:
HISPASAT, Madrid, Spain

Satellite Manufacturer:
SSL, Palo Alto, Ca.

Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
Khrunichev Space Center,
Moscow, Russia

Launch Services Provider:
International Launch Services, Reston, Va.

Satellite Use:
AMAZONAS 5, built for HISPASAT, has a high throughput Ka-band spot beam payload with 34 Ka-band spot beams which will be used for broadband services, celular backhaul and corporate networks in South America, Central America and Mexico. It also has a Ku-band beam with 24 transponders for broadcasting satellite services, which will be used for DTH, television distribution and other telecommunications applications in South America and Central America.

Satellite Statistics:
__Orbital location: 61 degrees West
__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
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the
AMAZONAS 5 satellite on board. The first three stages
of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to
place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the
AMAZONAS 5 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 nearly circular parking orbit,
then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer
orbit, and finally to the apogee of the planned
geosynchronous transfer orbit mission. ILS Proton
provides this unique mission injection for GEO satellites.
The separation of the AMAZONAS 5 satellite is scheduled
to occur approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,286 km (21,926 miles)

4,450 km (2,765 miles)
Inclination: 22.9 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:
Approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:
__95th ILS Proton launch
__415th Proton launch overall
__2nd ILS Proton launch of 2017
__2nd HISPASAT Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
__30th SSL satellite launched on a Proton

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