Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: PanAmSat
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Boeing Space Systems Co.
  • Purpose: Communications Services
  • Platform: BSS-601 HP
  • Separated Mass: 3780 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 13 years


  • 1st Proton Launch in 2001 for ILS
  • 20th Commercial Proton Flight for ILS Since 1995
  • 1st ILS Launch in 2001
  • 3rd Satellite Launch for PanAmSat

Latest News

Proton Successfully Places PAS-10 in Orbit

Launch Resources

  • Mission Overview
  • Media Advisory

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • The Proton K vehicle lifted off from Baikonur's Pad 23 on 15 May at 07:11 a.m.local time (01:11 GMT, 9:11 p.m. May 14 EDT)
  • Nominal separation took place on 15 May, at  at 13:44 .local time (07:44 GMT, 03:44 EDT)
  • Separation of the PAS 10 satellite occured approximately 6 hours, 33 minutes after liftoff.

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