Vehicle: Proton M/ Breeze M
- Satellite Operator: SES AMERICOM
- Satellite Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
- Purpose: Direct-to-Home and Broadband Services
- Platform: A2100
- Separated Mass: 4021 kg
- Satellite Design Life: 15 years
- 3rd of 5 ILS launches for SES AMERICOM in 2004
- 3rd of 4 ILS launches of LMCSS-built satellites in 2004
- 9th ILS launch of 2004
- 31st ILS Proton launch
- 309th Proton launch
Final Details of the Launch and Separation
- The Proton lifted off at 3:23 a.m. Oct. 15, in Baikonur (Oct 14: 17:23 EDT, 21:23 GMT).
- Nominal separation took place at 10:18 a.m. local time, Oct 15, (00:18 EDT, 04:18 GMT).
- Separation of the AMC-15 satellite occured approximately 6 hours and 54 minutes;after liftoff.
- Orbit Parameters: Predicted: 7220 km x 35,786 km x 18.6 degrees.
- SC Separation
- Fifth Burn
- Fourth Burn
- APT Jettison
- Third Burn
- Second Burn
- First Burn
- Stage Separations
- Rollout to Pad 39
- Breeze M Fueling
- Begin Joint Operations
- SC Fuel Loading
- Breeze M Arrival
- SC/GSE Arrival
- Proton Arrival
- Early Team Arrival