IndoStar II/ ProtoStar II communications satellite
601 HP
Separated spacecraft mass: Approx. 4,000 kg

Launch Vehicle:
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg including payload
58.2 m (191 ft)

Launch Date:
May 16

Launch Time:
May 16: 06:57 Baikonur
May 16: 00:57 GMT
May 15: 20:57 EDT

Launch Site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

Launch Customer:
ProtoStar Ltd. of Bermuda
in Partnership with
PT MNC Indovision of Indonesia

Satellite Manufacturer:
The Boeing Company

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

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

Satellite Use:
The IndoStar II/ProtoStar II satellite is the second satellite in ProtoStar’s evolving constellation. The satellite will replace the existing Chakarawarta 1 and will bring high-power S-band and Ku-band capacity over Indonesia, India, the Philippines and Taiwan. The satellite’s S-band transponders will be supporting the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services of Indovision, Indonesia’s largest DTH operator. The satellite will also be providing large block capacity to support new high definition television services as well as other multi-media, broadband services across the region.

Satellite Statistics:
27 Ku-Band transponders, 13 S-band transponders
Orbital location: 107.7 degrees East longitude
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 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the IndoStar II/ProtoStar II satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the ascent unit (Breeze M upper stage and the IndoStar II/ProtoStar II satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the ascent unit first to an elliptical parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the IndoStar II/ProtoStar II satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
Perigee:  14,160 km (8,799 miles)
Inclination: 8.4 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:
Approximately 9 hours, 15 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:
2nd ILS Launch of 2009
51st Proton Launch for ILS
2nd Satellite Each for Indovision and ProtoStar
12th Boeing Satellite Launched on Proton

Live Launch Broadcast:
Test Signals starting at 8:15 PM EDT US 15 May 2009
Live Coverage starting at 8:35 PM EDT US 15 May 2009
Launch is scheduled for 8:57 PM EDT US 15 May 2009
Launch Broadcast concludes no later than 9:45 PM EDT US 15 May 2009 (Firm Out)

In North America the Broadcast may be Seen on:
Satellite: Intelsat Galaxy 28C
Transponder: 12
Orbital Position: 89 Degrees West
UPLINK Frequency: 6165 Vertical
DOWNLINK Frequency: 3940.000 Horizontal

In Europe and Russia the Broadcast May be Seen on:
Satellite: NSS7
Transponder: NAV6/EUH6 Channel 1
PAL, Digital
Orbital Position: 338 Degrees
UPLINK Frequency: 14,399.900 Vertical
DOWNLINK Frequency: 11,549.90 MHz Horizontal
Symbolic Rate: 5.632
FEC :¾

At Baikonur Launch Site the Broadcast may be Seen on:
Israel BEZ Teleport to turn NSS-7 to SESAT 1
Satellite: SESAT 1
Transponder: B3 Digital Channel “G”
PAL Digital
Band: Ku
Orbital Position: 36 degrees East
UPLINK Frequency: 14397.5 Vertical
DOWNLINK Frequency : 11097.5 Horizontal
Symbolic Rate: 5.632

In Indonesia and Asia the Broadcast may be Seen on:
Satellite: AsiaSat 2
Transponder: XP-07A
Channel: 1
Band: C
Orbital Position: 100.5 degrees East
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 3,886.50 Vertical
Sym Rate: 5.632
FEC: 3/4

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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