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Title: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/27/2014 10:56 AM
Yamal-401 was delivered to Baikonur today: http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3155 (http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3155)

I did not notice until now that ILS was contracted to launch it despite Yamal-401 being Russian-built!  :o
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 12, 2014
Post by: owais.usmani on 10/27/2014 11:29 AM
Yamal-402 was also contracted to ILS.
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 12, 2014
Post by: Lewis007 on 10/28/2014 09:06 AM
Pics of the arrival of Yamal-401 posted by Roscosmos here:
http://www.roscosmos.ru/21051/
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 12, 2014
Post by: Adonis1 on 11/10/2014 03:18 PM
The upper stage "Breeze-M" for launch of "Yamal-401" delivered to Baikonur.

roscosmos.ru (http://www.roscosmos.ru/21101/)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 12, 2014
Post by: Satori on 11/14/2014 02:08 PM
Yamal-401 fuelling... http://www.roscosmos.ru/21112/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 12, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/26/2014 11:54 AM
With Astra 2G grounded for several weeks due to problems with the Briz-M, will Yamal-401 take over as the prestige passenger of the 400th Proton? Sources are currently disagreeing with that: http://oborona.gov.ru/news/view/1456  (http://oborona.gov.ru/news/view/1456) says yes (i.e. Yamal-401 staying on Dec. 12 and Astra 2G NET late Dec.); http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2152811 (http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2152811) and this:

Peter B. de Selding @pbdes
On Proton manifest, Gazprom's Yamal 401 was to be next, mid-Dec, then Inmarsat 5F2/Global Xpress in late Jan, a sched likely to be scrapped.

says no (both slipping due to possible commodity problems)

We shall see what happens....  ;)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Satori on 11/26/2014 12:15 PM
Yamal-401 launch is now schedule for December 16.
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/02/2014 05:02 PM
Launch preparations for Yamal-401: http://www.roscosmos.ru/21167/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: xm11 on 12/05/2014 11:27 AM
http://www.roscosmos.ru/21174/

At Baikonur the next stage of preparation for the upcoming launch of the carrier rocket "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" and the Russian telecommunications spacecraft (SC) "Yamal-401".

 Preparation spacecraft "Yamal-401" to launch carried out by specialists of "Information Satellite Systems" Academician M.F.Reshetnёva. " At an early stage in the assembly building site 92A-50 were conducted final stages of preparation of the carrier rocket "Proton-M" for docking with the space head part (SHM). Today we have completed the preparation of the AU to the general assembly with the carrier rocket "Proton-M". Also, experts finalized verification work carried out and the spacecraft fairing knurling. However, the staff of the FSUE "TsENKI - Space Center" South "is prepared launch pad 81 to receive ILV" Proton-M ", which will orbit" Yamal-401 ".

 Previous launch rocket "Proton-M" was held October 22, 2014. As a result, was successfully launched into orbit Russian telecommunications spacecraft "Express-AM6."

 Launch of "Proton-M" with the spacecraft "Yamal-401" is scheduled for December 16.

 The new satellite orbital group of the Russian satellite operator "Gazprom Space Systems" is designed to provide relaying communications and broadcasting in Europe and Asia in a continuous mode. The satellite transponder 53 and six antennas operating in C- and Ku-band frequencies.
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Stan Black on 12/05/2014 12:32 PM
Mission overview
http://www.ilslaunch.com/sites/default/files/Yamal-401%20Mission%20Overview%20%28English%29.pdf
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Adonis1 on 12/05/2014 06:11 PM
Yamal-401 launch poster
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/08/2014 06:27 AM
Russian media now reporting that this launch is moving up 1 day to December 15: http://www.interfax.ru/russia/411682 (http://www.interfax.ru/russia/411682)

Thanks to that SpaceX again got an exclusive launch day.  ;)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 16, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 12/08/2014 04:15 PM
Rocket's final assembly completed.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3184 (in Russian)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/09/2014 03:35 PM
NOTAM for 2nd stage and fairing debris

Quote
P8567/14 -  ATS RTE SEGMENTS CLSD: A814 ARNUL - ADOBA, B206 ARNUL - AKTAS, G489 TELRU - AKTAS. SFC - UNL, 15 17 0005-0100, 15 DEC 00:05 2014 UNTIL 17 DEC 01:00 2014. CREATED: 09 DEC 07:30 2014

Quote
P8607/14 -  RESTRICTED AREA UNR1238 ACT. SFC - UNL, 15 17 0005-0100, 15 DEC 00:05 2014 UNTIL 17 DEC 01:00 2014. CREATED: 11 DEC 10:58 2014
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/10/2014 08:35 AM
The launcher was taken to the fuelling stantion: http://www.roscosmos.ru/21182/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/10/2014 08:39 AM
Images from http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=324
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: xm11 on 12/11/2014 06:44 AM
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3186

Carrier rocket "Proton-M" spacecraft "Yamal-401" is set to Launch pad

12/11/2014

Yesterday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome State Commission has decided to roll out the launch vehicle (ILV) "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" and the spacecraft "Yamal-401" to the launch pad.

In accordance with the decision of the State Commission this morning ILV "Proton-M" was delivered to the launch site and installed on the launcher. 

After supplying the rocket service tower and connecting communications specialists Khrunichev. Khrunichev and enterprises Roscosmos began work on the first day of the schedule.

Launch of spacecraft "Yamal-401" is scheduled for December 15th. This will be the seventh space launch, carried out in 2014 with the help of the carrier rocket "Proton", and 400th start in year history of the media (1965).
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/11/2014 10:45 AM
Launcher transported to the launch pad: (other images also at) http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=324
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/11/2014 02:49 PM
Roll-out images from Roscosmos: http://www.roscosmos.ru/21183/
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: BabaORileyUSA on 12/11/2014 05:58 PM
Roscosmos' FB page is indicating that this launch is going on the 12th... any confirmation?!?!
 ( https://www.facebook.com/Roscosmos?hc_location=timeline )
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: xm11 on 12/11/2014 06:45 PM
will be 15 December night
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/11/2014 11:02 PM
Roscosmos' FB page is indicating that this launch is going on the 12th... any confirmation?!?!
 ( https://www.facebook.com/Roscosmos?hc_location=timeline )

This is not the official Roscosmos FB page.
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/12/2014 08:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI5Rs_UzdMI
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: xm11 on 12/12/2014 08:16 PM
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=201
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/13/2014 04:07 AM
Thanks xm11. Launch time is 3:16 Moscow time (00:16 UTC).

Webcast starts 30 minutes before.

Video: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=427
Trajectory: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=428
Orbit in 3D space: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=429
Telemetry in 3D space: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=532
Audio: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=430
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/13/2014 02:37 PM
NOTAM for first stage debris
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K1715/14 -  ATS ROUTE SEGMENTS CLOSED A113 TIROK GISIR FM 25 TO 65 KM B822 LUGER BETIK FM 35 TO 85 KM SFC/UNL. 15 DEC 00:05 2014 UNTIL 15 DEC 01:00 2014. CREATED: 11 DEC 12:46 2014
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/13/2014 02:47 PM
NOTAM for Proton-M 3rd stage debris
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A4840/14 -  THE RUSSIAN FEDERAL SPACE AGENCY HAS PLANNED A MISSILE LAUNCH. DEBRIS FROM THIS LAUNCH WILL FALL WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY 2515N16000E  2600N16045E  2330N16335E  2245N16248E BACK TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN.  IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY ALL NON-PARTICIPATING AIR TRAFFIC ARE ADVISED TO AVOID THE NOTAMED AREA.  IFR AIRCRAFT UNDER ATC JURISDICTION SHOULD ANTICIPATE CLEARANCE AROUND THE NOTAMED AREA. SFC - UNL, 2359-0130 DLY, 14 DEC 23:59 2014 UNTIL 18 DEC 01:30 2014. CREATED: 12 DEC 15:55 2014
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/13/2014 02:58 PM
4 Briz-M firings are planned to inject the satellite in an equatorial circular orbit with altitude 35,668.6 km
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/13/2014 03:01 PM
Thank you Input~2 for the details of the burns ...... do we have a timetable for these, please?
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/13/2014 03:10 PM
Planned lift-off to S/C separation timeline
Title: Re: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/13/2014 03:15 PM
Thank you, Input~2!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 12:48 PM
Moved for live coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/14/2014 03:43 PM
"Tonight, we dine in hydrazine!" (C)  :P

Yes, 400 Protons is much cooler than 300 Spartans. Somehow, even with all its problems from 1965 till 2014, the thought that a rocket of the size of the Saturn IB is still in active duty after 400 flights in basically the same configuration (yes I know the number of incremental upgrades is huge) is......astonishing. Given its extremely chequered early history (9 failures in 11 launches 1969.1-1970.2 - had this been the Saturn IB/Titan III there would be zero chance that it would have survived this feat), it's amazing to see the Proton having a chance of actually getting to 500 flights before retirement.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 03:46 PM
Heh. That's a great post. 400 milestone will give me an angle.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/14/2014 04:19 PM
Go for fuelling: http://www.federalspace.ru/21188/ (http://www.federalspace.ru/21188/)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 09:03 PM
Preparing for service tower roll-back.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Prober on 12/14/2014 09:08 PM
some linkage for the new ones ;)

http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 09:46 PM
90 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:03 PM
Service tower roll-back has started.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:04 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:05 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:07 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:08 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:09 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:20 PM
Service tower roll-back is completed...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: IslandPlaya on 12/14/2014 10:40 PM
some linkage for the new ones ;)

http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/
If it helps anyone, this page defaults to using the Silverlight plugin which doesn't work in Chrome 64 bit and maybe other browsers/OS's.
Try
http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/Flash.aspx for the Flash version or
http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/iPhone.aspx for iOS

Edit: Seems like they updated the default page to include these options anyway...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Damon Hill on 12/14/2014 10:41 PM
"Tonight, we dine in hydrazine!" (C)  :P

Yes, 400 Protons is much cooler than 300 Spartans. Somehow, even with all its problems from 1965 till 2014, the thought that a rocket of the size of the Saturn IB is still in active duty after 400 flights in basically the same configuration (yes I know the number of incremental upgrades is huge) is......astonishing. Given its extremely chequered early history (9 failures in 11 launches 1969.1-1970.2 - had this been the Saturn IB/Titan III there would be zero chance that it would have survived this feat), it's amazing to see the Proton having a chance of actually getting to 500 flights before retirement.

What's most amazing to me about Proton is it's pioneering use of staged combustion hypergolic propellant engines, even more impressive than the Soviet Union's development of hydrocarbon SC engines.  The latter were challenging enough to develop, but hypergols are in a class of their own using very highly reactive and corrosive propellents.  No one else I'm aware of has attempted the design of such engines, far less attempt the development of F-1 class engines using the same SC cycle and propellants (RD-270)

--Damon
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:46 PM
30 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:46 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 10:50 PM
Satori, which feed are you using? I'm only getting the below at

http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/Flash.aspx

The feed at

http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=427

isn't showing anything.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:51 PM
Satori, which feed are you using? I'm only getting the below at



I'm using the TsENKI feeds at http://www.tsenki.com/broadcast/broadcast/
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 10:52 PM
Everything is progressing smoothly for the 400th launch of Proton...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 10:57 PM
L-20 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 10:59 PM
L-18 minutes. This feed skips time!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Hog on 12/14/2014 10:59 PM
Broadcast up in 1 minute.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 10:59 PM
L-17 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:01 PM
ILS webcast begins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:01 PM
ILS feed has started!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:01 PM
15 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:01 PM
Launch times.

L-15 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:02 PM
Karen hosting! She's the PAO for ILS!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:03 PM
L-13 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:05 PM
Talking about mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:06 PM
L-10 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:06 PM
10 minutes for launch... all looks good...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:07 PM
L-9 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:08 PM
Great animation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:09 PM
L-7 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:10 PM
Talking about Gazprom.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:11 PM
L-5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:12 PM
Previous launch?
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:13 PM
L-3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:14 PM
ILS still showing Gazprom.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:15 PM
T-60 seconds!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:15 PM
L-1 minute.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:17 PM
LAUNCH!!

They messed up the camera views and had me in a panic there!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:17 PM
Lost ILS feed just before liftoff!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:18 PM
MaxQ.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:18 PM
MaxQ
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:19 PM
L+2 minutes.

First stage separation.

Second stage ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:20 PM
Some delays due to relaying of telemetry.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Prober on 12/14/2014 11:20 PM
some peel off
&
Launch
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:20 PM
Flight proceeding nominally.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:20 PM
L+4 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:21 PM
L+5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:22 PM
Fairing separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:23 PM
L+6 minutes 22 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:23 PM
L+7 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Prober on 12/14/2014 11:24 PM
Going to be a long haul of hours
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:25 PM
L+8 minutes 14 seconds
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:25 PM
L+9 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:26 PM
Third stage separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:27 PM
Well, let's wait Briz-M does is job. Four firings on the next ~9 hours.

Spacecraft separation should take place at 0917UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:28 PM
Briz-M ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:28 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:28 PM
Briz-M main engine ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:29 PM
Lots of data, but my resolution is too low to read it.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:29 PM
Looks like webcast is over on TsENKI.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:32 PM
The first Briz-M burn should have ended by now. My feed has stopped.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:34 PM
ILS feed is ending.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:34 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2014 11:34 PM
Thanks for the great coverage everyone and all the best to you Steven, given what's happening in your country right now.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:35 PM
Second Briz-M burn will take place from T+1h 7m 28s to T+1h 25m 23s.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/14/2014 11:36 PM
Someone got the serial numbers of rocket parts for this flight?  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/14/2014 11:37 PM
Someone got the serial numbers of rocket parts for this flight?  ;)

http://www.zenite.nu/orbita/400o-proton-coloca-em-orbita-satelite-yamal-401/
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:38 PM
End of ILS broadcast.

Congratulations to ILS and Gazprom for a successful orbital insertion!

No worries Chris. Glad to be of help.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/14/2014 11:46 PM
Launch replay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ikbbra2kpE
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Mapperuo on 12/15/2014 12:22 AM
A view that doesn't freeze:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSwbGnPMmo
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/15/2014 02:06 AM
Yamal-401 | Second Burn
December 14, 2014 8:50 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

As the Breeze M upper stage of our Proton M rocket continues its climb into space with the Yamal-401 satellite onboard, we have received confirmation that the 2nd burn of the upper stage occurred and shut down as scheduled.

The next events are scheduled for about 2 hours from now. The Breeze M upper stage will ignite for a 3rd time and burn for approximately 18 minutes; after that the additional propellant tank will be jettisoned. All this will happen in a span of almost 20 minutes while the vehicle is again out of range of a ground station. We should reacquire the vehicle shortly after the APT is jettisoned.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/15/2014 03:03 AM
A view that doesn't freeze:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSwbGnPMmo

Wow, I think this the first time I've seen 2nd stage sep./3rd stage ignition from Baikonur! (easy to see down-range, but not from the launch site)

Briz-M's 3rd burn should be completed by now and external fuel tank jettison should happen very soon. We will know very shortly when it comes back into ground station coverage.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/15/2014 03:13 AM
Briz-M's 3rd burn and APT jettison completed without issues. 4th and last burn starts at 09:03 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Olaf on 12/15/2014 03:13 AM
http://sen.com/news/yamal-401-launch-on-proton
04:10 UTC
Ground control confirmed that the third engine firing and the separation of the external tank had actually took place.

04:15 UTC
The telemetry accumulated onboard Briz-M during the flight out of range of ground stations and later downlinked to mission control indicates that the third engine cutoff and the jettisoning of the external tank took place 11 seconds ahead of schedule. (It is not an indication of a serious problem).
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 05:39 AM
All first three Briz-M firings were a little shorter than planned:
1st burn: -5s
2nd burn: -14s
3rd burn: -11s
APT was jettisonned 11s early
(should not represent an issue at this stage)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 05:51 AM
What seems to be the Briz-M auxiliary tank (APT) has been catalogued by USSTRATCOM:
2014-082A/40345 in
397 x 35622 x 47.63 Arg of perigee: 359.88
Planned orbit for APT was:
383 x 35651 km x 47.6 Arg of perigee: 0
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 06:52 AM
Plume observed over Gorno-Altaisk near 2nd stage drop zone
http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/news/33930
(via http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/15/2014 07:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQEHzdFTZ8
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 08:08 AM
4th Briz-M firing has started on the planned time
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/15/2014 08:19 AM
Briz-M 4th burn shutdown and S/C separation occurred right on the mark.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 08:19 AM
4th burn finished 11 s early and

Separation satellite achieved! (12 seconds early)

Запуск МД31629316290
Выключение МД3241432403-11
Отделение КА3248432472-12
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 08:30 AM
ILS ‏@ILSLaunch 9 minutes ago

Yamal-401 Mission Success with ILS PROTON!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 08:43 AM
"Yamal-401" launched into the target orbit
http://www.federalspace.ru/21191/
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/15/2014 09:09 AM
Exact launch time was 0016:00.021UTC

Spacecraft separation was 0917:12.302UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/15/2014 09:20 AM
Launch photos from Roscosmos http://www.roscosmos.ru/21189/
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Satori on 12/15/2014 09:23 AM
Launch photos from Khrunichev http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=324
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 11:07 AM
Representation of 1st stage drop zone (Y401-4.jpg) and 2nd stage/fairing sections drop zones (Y401-5.jpg)
source: Khrunichev

N327 = UNR1238 (NOTAMed area)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: owais.usmani on 12/15/2014 01:30 PM
Has anybody recorded the ILS webcast?
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2014 06:23 PM
What seems to be the Briz-M auxiliary tank (APT) has been catalogued by USSTRATCOM:
2014-082A/40345 in
397 x 35622 x 47.63 Arg of perigee: 359.88
Planned orbit for APT was:
383 x 35651 km x 47.6 Arg of perigee: 0
Latest TLE for this object (the only one catalogued so far) with epoch 1541UTC provides essentially the same orbit as above (epoch was 0418UTC) confirming that it represents the APT and not the stack
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Stan Black on 12/15/2014 08:11 PM
Plume observed over Gorno-Altaisk near 2nd stage drop zone
http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/news/33930
(via http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/)
(http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35930.0;attach=626710;image)

Not a straight path to orbit? It may explain why they keep missing the target. (I am not being serious.)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Prober on 12/16/2014 12:59 AM
Has anybody recorded the ILS webcast?

why bother, the launch stream died.  Better to watch other sources.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: owais.usmani on 12/16/2014 11:44 AM
Plume observed over Gorno-Altaisk near 2nd stage drop zone
http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/news/33930
(via http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/)
(http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35930.0;attach=626710;image)

Not a straight path to orbit? It may explain why they keep missing the target. (I am not being serious.)

but they didn't miss the target on this launch, did they? (and I am being serious)  :P
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: TakeOff on 12/16/2014 11:52 AM
I like this image a bit better. Don't mind the telephone pole falling over... It happens to be perpendicular to the mountain horizon, so it is aesthetically okay.
(http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/yavl3.jpg)
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 12/24/2014 08:03 AM
As of now, 9 days after near-GSO injection, the satellite has apparently not yet been catalogued by USSTRATCOM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 01/04/2015 07:56 PM
No TLEs yet for the spacecraft.
However according to NK forum on January 1, Yamal-401 was in GEO with excentricity 0.0001 and longitude was 89.92E
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/06/2015 07:52 AM
No TLEs yet for the spacecraft.
However according to NK forum on January 1, Yamal-401 was in GEO with excentricity 0.0001 and longitude was 89.92E

Looks like NORAD finally tracks the satellite and the Briz-M today - currently the satellite TLE is issued under 40347/2014-082C although I guess it will be swapped later on.  ::)