From Khrunichev Press Release

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan,  January 28, 2010 — A Proton M launch vehicle, carrying a Russian military satellite, blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 03:18 Moscow Time (MT).

The lift off of the launcher was nominal. The Proton’s Ascent Unit (the Breeze M upper stage and the attached payload) separation from the Proton third stage booster occurred successfully and on schedule.

The mission successfully ended with the spacecraft separation from the Breeze M upper stage: the spacecraft was successfully released into correct orbit at 12:19 MT. The Russian military’s space division has taken control of the new satellite. The satellite is functioning normally.

This launch is the first Proton flight of 2010 year.

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