We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the SES-1 satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation for SES WORLD SKIES. We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 16:17 EDT, or 20:17 GMT, 8 hours and 58 minutes after liftoff. Everything occurred as planned with ignition, shutdown and separation of the Protonâ€™s first three stages. Then the Breeze M upper stage with the satellite continued the mission, igniting four times, and then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.
24 Apr 2010