ILS Proton Launches AMC-15 Satellite; 9th Mission in 9 Months

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, Oct. 15, 2004 – A Russian Proton launch vehicle placed the AMC-15 satellite into orbit this morning, marking the ninth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS).The Proton lifted off at 3:23 a.m. today in Baikonur (5:23 p.m. Thursday EDT, 21:23 Thursday GMT), with spacecraft separation from the Breeze M upper stage nearly seven hours later, at 10:18 a.m. (12:18 a.m. EDT, 4:18 GMT).


Proton Launch Advisory: AMC-15

October 8, 2004Payload: AMC-15 communications satellite
Lockheed Martin A2100 platform
Separated spacecraft mass: Approx. 8,865 lbs (4,021 kg)


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