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Hispasat Amazonas 5
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Amazonas 5, which will be located at 61°W, is to be built by SSL. With this new satellite, the HISPASAT Group will be able to meet growing satellite capacity demand, mainly for satellite television platforms in Latin America and Brazil. Moreover, it has Ka band capacity to deal with new Internet connectivity services.

Amazonas 5 has an expected useful life of 15 years and will be built on SSL's 1300 satellite platform. It will have 11.5 kilowatts of power and a multi-mission useful load distributed into:

- 24 Ku-band transponders, which will provide service in two coverage areas:
   1.- Brazil
   2.- Remaining Latin American countries
- 34 Ka-band spot beams distributed throughout Latin America.

[SpaceNews] ILS Proton to launch AsiaSat-9 on Sept. 28
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ILS spokesperson Karen Soriano told SpaceNews July 31 that Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 is ahead of AsiaSat-9 in Proton’s launch queue. She declined to say when the Amazonas-5 launch would occur.

[Hispasat : July 26, 2017] Amazonas 5 is ready to be sent to the launch site
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Upon completing complex testing at Palo Alto, the Amazonas 5 satellite is now ready for the final preparations prior to being sent to the launch site. As in all satellites of the fleet, comprehensive checking of the performance of all subsystems has been carried out, both in thermo-vacuum and in the environment, confirming the performance of the antennas and the repeater in integrated tests carried out in the Compact Range (CATR).

The Amazonas 5 was also subject of a mechanical test campaign in order to confirm its qualification in line with the requirements established by the different launchers with whom compatibility is required. A detail that differentiates the Amazonas 5 from other SSL satellites to date lies in the fact that Amazonas 5 carries electric propulsion for the On-Station phase. This is why the Xenon gas charge has already been smoothly completed and it will be used to perform orbital correction manoeuvres during the lifespan of the satellite.
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Amazonas 5, @sslmda -built Ku-sat for @Hispasat's 61degW LatAm business, arrives at Baikonur spaceport for September launch by @ILS Proton.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/895620197528109056

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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES (ILS) ANNOUNCES THE ARRIVAL OF THE AMAZONAS 5 SATELLITE AT THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME
The Amazonas 5 satellite for HISPASAT of Madrid, Spain, arrived at the Baikonur Cosmdrome in Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov cargo jet on August 8 in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. The satellite will be used for both video content delivery and internet connectivity, among other services, in Latin America.
The launch of Amazonas 5 will be the 95th ILS Proton mission and the 30th with a Space Systems Loral (SSL) satellite. It will also be 414th Proton mission overall since its maiden flight in 1965. Amazonas 5, based on the SSL 1300 platform, will be located at 61°W longitude and is designed to provide service for 15 years or more. The Proton launch vehicle is developed and manufactured by Khrunichev Space Center, one of the mainstays of the space industry, located in Moscow.
ILS provides launch services for satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets Proton launch services (Proton Breeze M and Proton Variants) and Angara 1.2 for LEO missions, to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ilslaunch.com, Twitter: @ilslaunch, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSLaunch/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilslaunch/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilslaunchservices
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/international-launch-services-ils-announces-arrival-amazonas-5-satellite-baik

Photos from: https://twitter.com/ilslaunch/status/895632276620431360

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Lovely pics, brings back memories.  I even road that train from the airfield to the facility with a satellite once in that shoddy crew car.  Baikonur adventures I'll never forget- camel spiders, drunk Russians(and Americans), running for our lives on the launch pad, fights at the Kazakh bars, and watching Protons ascend into the heavens in the crystal clear night(most of the time).   

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#Amazonas5 comsat delivered to #Baikonur but its #Proton launch might be pushed back by around a week. DETAILS: http://russianspaceweb.com/2017.html#hispasat

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SSL Built Multi-Mission Satellite for Hispasat Arrives at Launch Base

PALO ALTO, Calif. – August 10, 2017 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that the multi-mission Amazonas 5 satellite, designed and built for HISPASAT, has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it will be launched aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS). The satellite will be used for both video content delivery and internet connectivity in Latin America.

“HISPASAT and SSL have a collaborative relationship and have worked together since 2007 to develop advanced spacecraft capability,” said Paul Estey, executive vice president and chief operating officer of SSL. “With Amazonas 5, we are pleased to help Hispasat broaden its high quality offerings in Latin America and we look forward to its successful launch.”

Amazonas 5 has 34 Ka-band spot beams and 24 Ku-band transponders, which will be used for broadband internet services, television, corporate networks, and other telecommunications applications in Brazil and Latin America. Based on the SSL 1300 platform, the satellite will be located at 61°W longitude and is designed to provide service for 15 years or more. With this new satellite, the HISPASAT Group will help bridge the digital divide in Latin America and will grow its video neighborhood in the region.

“SSL has been a very reliable manufacturing partner, and is providing us with a highly advanced satellite that will help us grow our business in Latin America,” said Carlos Espinós, chief executive officer of HISPASAT. “We are happy that Amazonas 5 has arrived in Baikonur safely, and look forward to expanding our television and internet service in Latin America.”

Amazonas 5 is the third satellite that SSL has provided to Hispasat and the company is also building Hispasat 30W-6, which is expected to launch later this year. SSL built Amazonas 3, Latin America’s first satellite with a high throughput payload for broadband internet, and Hispasat 30W-5, which was launched in 2010.

About HISPASAT
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas. www.hispasat.com 

https://sslmda.com/html/pressreleases/pr20170810.php

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Anatoly Zak:
"The launch of Amazonas-5 was previously planned at the end of July 2017. However by that time, the mission was postponed from the end of August to Sept. 9, 2017. The spacecraft was delivered to the launch site on an An-124/Ruslan cargo plane on Aug. 8, 2017. At the time, Amazonas-5 was still officially scheduled to lift off on September 9, but, because the Proton rocket for the mission left Moscow by rail only around August 8, the launch would probably have to be postponed until Sept. 18, 2017, sources familiar with the campaign said."

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Launch date confirmed as September 9
http://tass.ru/kosmos/4481062

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I hope you don't mind me posting this here; I've created an animation that depicts the Amazonas 5 launch sequence, with help from the Mission Overview data.


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https://www.roscosmos.com/23879/ shows the launch time as 19:23:41 UTC.
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Two satellites moving side by side, the #AMAZONAS5 on the right and #AsiaSat9 on the left. @sslmda @Hispasat #spacecraft #baikonur #launch

Both SSL-1300 bus, AsiaSat9 looks big.

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K5114/17 -  ATS ROUTE SEGMENTS CLSD: 1. A113 TIROK - GISIR FM 20KM TO 65KM 2. B822 LUGER - GORIM FM 35KM TO 85KM GND/UNL. 11 SEP 19:15 2017 UNTIL 11 SEP 19:45 2017. CREATED: 05 SEP 16:50 2017
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Proton was transported to the launch complex
https://www.roscosmos.ru/24039/
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More pictures from Rocosmos

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Serial number 6307138889

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Serial number 6307138889

this serial number is a mystery to me...

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this serial number is a mystery to me...

Why?

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this serial number is a mystery to me...

Why?
last known numbers ended with 970 ... 98x

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last known numbers ended with 970 ... 98x

The number of this rocket was assigned in 2017, so they have changed last three digits.

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last known numbers ended with 970 ... 98x

The number of this rocket was assigned in 2017, so they have changed last three digits.
Even more interesting would be the question: Phase III or IV ... ;)

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last known numbers ended with 970 ... 98x

The number of this rocket was assigned in 2017, so they have changed last three digits.

What short form number (935/937-xx) does that corresponds to? Do you have that number for the launch last month too?
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Even more interesting would be the question: Phase III or IV ... ;)

93565, i.e. III.
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Moved for live coverage...


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Is the serial number of Briz-M known?

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Crossing my fingers for this one; with the Proton/Briz, it's never over till the fat lady sings...
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Nice Proton-M at the launch pad...


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ILS webcast is now live!
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And we're live on the ILS webcast.

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Countdown is progressing smoothly for the launch of Amazonas-5.
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20 minutes for launch...

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60 seconds...


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LAUNCH!!

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Launch!!!!!!!!!!


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Staging 1-2.

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1/2 stage separation...

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ILS confirms that the payload fairing has been jettisoned.

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Mission will have five burns of the Briz-M upper stage and is a 9h long mission, with spacecraft separation to take place at T+9h 12m.

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Third stage separation confirmed. It's up to the Breeze-M upper stage now!

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Was it just me, but the ILS "live" coverage was about 5 minutes behind the coverage given by http://online.roscosmos.ru/.   ILS had the launch more than 5 minutes after the Russian coverage.

Was ILS delaying the coverage or would it be a problem with their internet feeds?

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Was it just me, but the ILS "live" coverage was about 5 minutes behind the coverage given by http://online.roscosmos.ru/.   ILS had the launch more than 5 minutes after the Russian coverage.

Was ILS delaying the coverage or would it be a problem with their internet feeds?
ILS has to take the broadcast footage from Russia, and then redistribute it through their live footage. The delay was certainly not 5 minutes, but it was noticeable. For example, the launch caught the presenter by surprise.
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The Breeze-M upper stage has completed its first burn.

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Was it just me, but the ILS "live" coverage was about 5 minutes behind the coverage given by http://online.roscosmos.ru/.   ILS had the launch more than 5 minutes after the Russian coverage.

Was ILS delaying the coverage or would it be a problem with their internet feeds?

It was some kind of mistake with the HTLM5 broadcast. If you clicked "YouTube" and switched to that stream, it was very little behind the Russian coverage.

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Coverage has concluded.

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Was it just me, but the ILS "live" coverage was about 5 minutes behind the coverage given by http://online.roscosmos.ru/.   ILS had the launch more than 5 minutes after the Russian coverage.
Was ILS delaying the coverage or would it be a problem with their internet feeds?
ILS has to take the broadcast footage from Russia, and then redistribute it through their live footage. The delay was certainly not 5 minutes, but it was noticeable. For example, the ignition caught the presenter by surprise.

I got about two minutes delay on the launch from the Russian feed direct but that froze so I switched to the ILS web site: they showed Proton on the pad for another 4-5 minutes - certainly not less than that.
« Last Edit: 09/11/2017 07:43 PM by Phillip Clark »

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All nominal after the first of five burns. ILS webcast ending.

Thanks to Rui and NS for the help with the coverage. ILS tweets for the next milestones to S/C Sep.

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According to ILS during the broadcast, they already have a customer for the 3 stage Proton Medium.

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/proton-m_briz-m.htm shows that the order is from Eutelsat for a 2020 launch. When was that publically announced?  :-\
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Anybody copied the roscosmos feed on youtube?
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According to ILS during the broadcast, they already have a customer for the 3 stage Proton Medium.

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/proton-m_briz-m.htm shows that the order is from Eutelsat for a 2020 launch. When was that publically announced?  :-\
October 12, 2016.

http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/ils-announces-two-missions-under-its-eutelsat-multi-launch-agreement-proton-b

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#Amazonas5 2nd main engine burn completed successfully. Next update in 2.5 hours. bit.ly/2hOaJ2A

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ILS announced MES3 & 4 completed. BM now coasting to the transfer orbit apogee.

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https://twitter.com/ILSLaunch/status/907466525073969152
#Amazonas5 Mission Success with ILS PROTON! http://bit.ly/2vRyvNM  @Hispasat @sslmda

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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES THE AMAZONAS 5 SATELLITE
International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the Amazonas 5 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for HISPASAT. It was the second HISPASAT satellite launched on ILS Proton.
The ILS Proton launched from Pad 39 at 1:23 AM local time today (19:23 GMT, 15:23 PM ET on September 11) with the Amazonas 5 satellite. The first three stages of the Proton Breeze M utilized a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the Amazonas 5 satellite) into a suborbital trajectory. Then, the Breeze M performed planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a nearly circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the Amazonas 5 satellite occurred at approximately 9 hours and 12 minutes after lift-off.
The Amazonas 5 satellite, built by SSL, has a high throughput Ka-band payload with 34 Ka-band spot beams which will be used for broadband service in South America, Central America and Mexico. It also has a Ku-band payload with 24 transponders for fixed satellite services for television, corporate networks and other telecommunications applications in South America and Central America. Amazonas 5, the 30th SSL satellite launched by ILS Proton, will be located at 61 degrees west and is built on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform.
“It’s very rewarding to have launched Amazonas 5 for HISPASAT after the first launch of Amazonas many years ago. We thank HISPASAT, a true innovator in satellite communications services, for their continued confidence in ILS and the Proton launch vehicle,” said ILS President Kirk Pysher.
“The ILS Proton has proven to be a reliable launch vehicle for HISPASAT. Thank you to the ILS, Khrunichev, SSL and HISPASAT teams for their hard work and dedication,” said HISPASAT CEO Carlos Espinós Gómez. “The success of Amazonas 5 allows us to expand our television and Internet service in Latin America and it will ensure a clear path for growth of our business.”
This was the 415th launch for Proton since the inaugural flight in July 1965, and the 95th ILS Proton launch executed. The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle was developed and built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow.
About ILS
ILS provides launch services for satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets the Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, and Angara 1.2 launch services to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ilslaunch.com, Twitter: @ilslaunch, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSLaunch/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilslaunch/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilslaunchservices
About HISPASAT
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas. Visit hispasat.com. Follow @Hispasat on Twitter.
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Belated congratulations to the ILS, KhSC guys for Hispasat's first flight on a Proton-M in 13 years!  :D

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Congrats to ILS and Roscosmos on the successful 9-hour ascent of Amazonas 5.

Next up is AsiaSat 9, the second of the back-to-back ILS missions during September 2017.
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The SSL-built Amazonas 5 multi-mission satellite was successfully launched yesterday via ILS International Launch Services, and is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. With this new satellite, the HISPASAT Group will help provide connectivity services to more than half a million people in Latin America and Brazil, and will enable broadcasting 500 new TV channels. More: http://ow.ly/Z81Y30f6cZz
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42934   AMAZONAS 5   2017-053A       703.18min      22.85deg   35271km   4361km
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