August 4, 2009 (updated August 6, 2009)

AsiaSat 5 satellite
SS/L 1300 Spacecraft Bus
Separated spacecraft mass: Approx. 3,760 kg

Launch Vehicle: 
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload 
56.2 m (185 ft)

Launch Date: 
August 12, 2009, Baikonur

Launch Time: 
01:47:33 Baikonur
19:47:33 GMT
15:47:33 EDT     

Launch Site: 
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

Launch Customer: 
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company, Limited, Hong Kong

Satellite Manufacturer: 
Space Systems/Loral, California

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

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

Satellite Use: 
AsiaSat 5 is a new generation satellite equipped with the latest technology and new beam coverage to provide highest quality television broadcast, telephone networks and VSAT networks for broadband multimedia services across Asia Pacific. In addition to a very powerful pan-Asian C-band footprint and the improved Ku-band East Asia beam, AsiaSat 5’s new Ku-band South Asia and in-orbit steerable beams are designed to serve new market requirements and to offer full backup capability in network coverage with AsiaSat’s existing satellites AsiaSat 3S and AsiaSat 4. AsiaSat 5 will replace AsiaSat 2 at 100.5 degrees East.

Satellite Statistics: 
__14 Ku-Band transponders, 26 C-band transponders
__Orbital location: 100.5 degrees East longitude
__Design life: 15 years

Mission Profile: 
The Proton launch vehicle, utilizing a 4-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the AsiaSat 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 AsiaSat 5) 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 geo-transfer orbit. Separation of the AsiaSat 5 satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes after liftoff.  

Target Orbit at Separation:  
Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
Perigee:  17,950 km (11,154 miles)
Inclination: 6.0 degrees 

Spacecraft Separation: 
Approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:
__6th Proton Launch of 2009/ 4th ILS Proton Launch for ILS
__53rd Proton Launch for ILS
__3rd AsiaSat Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
__12th Space Systems/Loral Satellite Launched on Proton

Live Broadcast:  
All satellite test signals will start at 3:00 PM EDT US 11 August 2009

Live Coverage Starting at 3:21 PM EDT US 11 August 2009
Launch is scheduled for 3:47 PM EDT US 11 August 2009
Launch Broadcast concludes no later than 4:30 PM EDT US (Firm Out)

In North America the broadcast may be seen on:
SATELLITE: Galaxy 28
DOWNLINK FREQ: 3940.000 Horizontal

In Europe the broadcast may be seen on:
Satellite: NSS 7
Digital Channel: NV8 / EUH8 Channel AB
Orbital Position: 338 degrees East
Band: KU Digital PAL
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 11684.500 Horizontal
Sym Rate: 5.632
FEC: 3/4

In Europe, Northern Asia and Baikonur at the launch site the broadcast may be seen on:
Satellite: SESAT 1
Digital Channel: G
Band: Ku
Orbital Position: 36 Degrees East
Satellite Channel: EUTELSAT SESAT 1 B3 "G"
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 11097.5 Horizontal
Sym Rate: 5.632
FEC: ¾

In Asia the broadcast may be seen on:
Satellite: AsiaSat 2
Digital Channel: 10A Channel 1
Band: C
Orbital Position: 100.5 Degrees East
Satellite Channel: AsiaSat 2 EBU Txp 10A Ch 1
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 4006.50 MHz Vertical
Sym Rate: 5.632
FEC: ¾

More Information: 
Live webcast at will begin approximately 20 minutes before liftoff.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at the website or on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.


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