The assembly of the ascent unit has begun today. Astra 1M satellite is installed onto dispenser.PROTON LAUNCH OF ASTRA 1M SATELLITE FACES 3-DAY DELAYhttp://www.ilslaunch.com/news-102008
"BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, Oct. 20, 2008 – The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the ASTRA 1M satellite was postponed after an anomaly was discovered with ground equipment at the launch site.
The problem with the equipment, which supports testing for the Breeze M upper stage, was identified and corrected. The new target launch date is Nov. 3, according to International Launch Services. The satellite is being launched for SES ASTRA of Luxembourg"http://www.ilslaunch.com/astra-1m-mission-control
"Launch Date: Nov 3, 03:28 Baikonur
November 2, 16:28 EDT; 21:28 GMT"