Sept 1, 2005
Payload: Anik F1R
Eurostar E3000 platform
Separated mass: approx. 4,500 kg (9,900 lbs)

Launch Vehicle: Proton M/Breeze M
Weight at liftoff: 691,272 kg (1.5 million lbs), including payload
Height: 58 m (191 ft)

Launch Time: 03:53 Sept. 9 Baikonur
21:53 Sept. 8 GMT
17:53 Sept. 8 EDT

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

End User: Telesat Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Satellite Manufacturer: EADS Astrium, Toulouse, France

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

Launch Services Provider: International Launch Services (ILS), McLean, Va.

Satellite Use: Multipurpose communications satellite. A 32-channel Ku-band payload and 24-channel C-band payload will carry broadcast and telecommunications services throughout Canada and the United States. A navigation payload operating at C- and L-bands will provide a critical component for air traffic control in North America.

Satellite Statistics:
32 active Ku-band transponders
24 active C-band transponders
C-/L-band navigation payload
Orbital location: 107.3 degrees West longitude
Anticipated service life of 15 years

Mission Profile: The Proton launch vehicle will inject the satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit, using a five-burn Breeze M mission design. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent trajectory to place the Breeze M fourth stage, with the satellite, into a suborbital trajectory, from which the Breeze M will place itself and the spacecraft into a circular reference orbit of 173 km (107.5 miles), inclined at 51.5 degrees. Then the satellite will be propelled to its transfer orbit by additional burns of the Breeze M. Following separation from the Breeze M, the spacecraft will perform a series of liquid apogee engine burns to raise perigee, lower inclination and circularize the orbit at the geostationary altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 miles).

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
Perigee: 3,200 km (1,988 miles)
Inclination: 10 degrees

Spacecraft Separation: Approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:
3rd ILS launch for Telesat Canada on Proton
6th ILS mission for 2005
3rd ILS Proton mission this year
34th ILS mission on Proton
4th Proton launch of E3000 bus
316th Proton launch

Live Broadcast in North America: Intelsat IA-6, transponder 9, C-band, 93 degrees West, downlink 3880 MHz (vertical), analog NTSC
Test signals start at 5:15 p.m. EDT

Live Broadcast in Europe: New Skies NSS-7, transponder ENV1/EUH1 CH2, Ku-band, 338 degrees West
downlink 10995.5 MHz (horizontal), digital PAL
symbol rate 6.1113, fec: �
Test signals start at 21:15 p.m. GMT

More Information: Live webcast and general mission information are available on the ILS web site at Launch status updates are available on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.



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