|Sept 1, 2005|
Payload: Anik F1R
Eurostar E3000 platform
Separated mass: approx. 4,500 kg (9,900 lbs)
Launch Vehicle: Proton M/Breeze M
Launch Time: 03:53 Sept. 9 Baikonur
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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.
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:
Spacecraft Separation: Approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes after liftoff
ILS Mission Statistics:
Live Broadcast in North America: Intelsat IA-6, transponder 9, C-band, 93 degrees West, downlink 3880 MHz (vertical), analog NTSC
Live Broadcast in Europe: New Skies NSS-7, transponder ENV1/EUH1 CH2, Ku-band, 338 degrees West
More Information: Live webcast and general mission information are available on the ILS web site at www.ilslaunch.com. Launch status updates are available on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.