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Proton Successfully Orbited Satellite for the Russian Ministry of Defense

November 12, 2013-The Proton launch vehicle successfully placed a satellite into orbit today for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The vehicle lifted off at 3:46 a.m. Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As per the mission design, after 9 hours, the spacecraft separated from the Breeze M and was released into geostationary orbit. The satellite was passed over to the Aerospace Defense Forces for subsequent control.

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Proton Launch of Sirius FM-6 Satellite Postponed

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, October 21, 2013 The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the Sirius FM-6 satellite was postponed today for at least 24 hours due to issues with the satellite ground station network required for the launch and early orbital operations of the Sirius FM-6 spacecraft.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev) and International Launch Services (ILS) plan to make another attempt at 12:12 a.m. local time on October 22 in Baikonur (2:12 pm EDT on October 21). The satellite was built for Sirius XM Radio of New York, by SSL of California.

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