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Vehicle: Proton M/ Breeze M

Twitter Tag: #QuetzSat1

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: SES
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
  • Purpose: Direct-to-Home Services
  • Platform: SS/L 1300
  • Separated Mass: 5,514 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 15 years


  • 19th SES Satellite Launch on ILS Proton
  • 18th Space Systems/Loral Satellite Launch on ILS Proton
  • 3rd ILS Proton Launch in 2011
  • 67th ILS Proton Launch Overall

Launch Resources

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred in Baikonur on 30 September at 12:32 a.m. today local time (2:32 p.m. EDT, 18:32 GMT on September 29).
  • Nominal separation took place on 30 September at 9:45 a.m. today local time (11:45 p.m. EDT, 03:45 GMT on September 29)
  • Separation of the QuetzSat-1 satellite occured approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff.
  • Orbit Parameters: Predicted: 5,983 km x 35,786 km x 18.6 deg

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