Author Topic: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Anik G1 satellite - April 15, 2013  (Read 30491 times)

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April 5 – Anik G1 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur 200/39 – 19:01:00 UTC

Briz-M upper stage for this mission was yesterday delivered to Baikonur

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2730 (on Russian)

Anik G1 is a canadian communications satellite operated by Telesat Canada, carrying 16 transponders operating in the extended Ku-band that will be used by Shaw Direct, a provider of direct-to-home satellite TV services in Canada. Anik G1 will also provide expansion and follow-on capacity at 107.3 degrees West co-located with the Anik F1R satellite covering South America.

It also has 12 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders that will both replace and expand on Telesat’s Anik F1 satellite now serving South America. In addition, Anik G1 will have three X-band channels for government services over the Americas and part of the Pacific Ocean, and one channel in the reverse Direct Broadcast Service band. To be built by Space Systems/Loral utilizing the flight-proven LS-1300 platform, Anik G1 is anticipated to have a service lifetime of 15 years.

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/anik-g1.htm
« Last Edit: 02/27/2013 09:06 AM by anik »
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The launch is planned at 19:01:00 UTC on April 15th.

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Anik G1 satellite was delivered to Baikonur cosmodrome today 
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2755 (on Russian)
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На Байконуре готовятся к очередному пуску ракеты-носителя «Протон»
29.03.2013
На космодроме Байконур продолжается подготовка  к пуску ракеты космического назначения «Протон-М» с канадским спутником связи Anik G1/«Аник-Ж1», запланированному в апреле.
 
Контракт на использование ракеты-носителя «Протон» для выведения на орбиту космического аппарата Anik G1, изготовленного Space Systems /Loral (США) по заказу канадского оператора спутниковой связи Telesat, заключило российско-американское предприятие International Launch Services (Рестон, США).
 
Пусковая кампания «Протон-М-«Аник-Ж1» стартовала в середине марта после того, как аппарат и предназначенный для его запуска разгонный блок Бриз-М были доставлены на космодром и размещены в монтажно-испытательном корпусе 92А-50. В конце месяца на космодром прибыли основная группа российских и иностранных участников пусковой кампании из ГКНПЦ им. М.В.Хруничева, Space Systems/Loral, RUAG, ILS.
 
В настоящее время в МИКе проходит автономная подготовка составных частей ракеты космического назначения «Протон» к последующей сборке.
Согласно графику работ, сегодня в чистовом помещении 103 А начались операции по заправке космического аппарата окислителем и горючим. Эти операции продляться несколько дней. Затем после заключительных проверок КА Аnik G1  перевезут в соседний зал (101) для сборки с разгонным блоком.
 
Разгонный блок «Бриз-М» вчера вывезли из МИКа на топливно–заправочную станцию для заправки баков низкого давления компонентами топлива. Завтра, после завершения операций на ТЗС разгонный блок доставят в зал 101 МИКа и установят в стенд для заключительных проверок. Специалисты Центра имени М.В.Хруничева планируют завершить автономные проверки РБ в ближайшие несколько дней.
 
На этой неделе российские и иностранные  специалисты провели контрольную примерку космического аппарата с переходной системой, которая будет использоваться для установки КА на разгонный блок «Бриз-М».Разработанная в Центре имени М.В.Хруничева переходная система представляет собой отсек конической формы, изготовленный с применением алюминиевых сплавов и композитных материалов. Верхняя часть предназначена для стыковки с комическим аппаратом. В этой части расположены средства разделения, спроектированные и изготовленные в Швеции компанией RUAG Space AB. Средства разделения обеспечивают крепление космического аппарата на корпусе переходной системы и его отделение от разгонного блока на орбите.

ссылка: http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2773
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ILS has updated the mission control's current mission Section; activated to public Anik G1 mission section:

ILS ANIK G1 MISSION LINK: http://www.ilslaunch.com/mission-control/mission-anik-g1

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As per http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=10&zid=776, the launch is planned at 18:36:00 UTC on April 15th.

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Work is progressing for the next Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Anik-G1

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2774

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=285

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As per http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=10&zid=776, the launch is planned at 18:36:00 UTC on April 15th.

maybe anik can tell us the meaning of the word Anik?
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As per http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=10&zid=776, the launch is planned at 18:36:00 UTC on April 15th.

maybe anik can tell us the meaning of the word Anik?

Unfortunately the two aren't related. The satellite's name comes from Inuktitut, meaning "little brother". The name has been in use since 1972 with Anik A1. Our anik's forum name is a short form of his own name, which is left to the reader as an exercise.  ;)

Our Shuttle lover Chris will also like to know that 4 of the old Anik series rode on the Shuttle: Anik C3 on STS-5, Anik C2 on STS-7, Anik D2 on STS-51-A and Anik C1 on STS-51-D.  :)
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Orbital Unit with the Anik-G1 satellite was docked to the Proton-M stages...

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2777

According to http://www.zenite.nu/orbita/index.php?itemid=2347 (in Portuguese) this will be rocket 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93537/99538)

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Launcher integration is complete and the Proton-M rocket has moved to the Breeze-M fueling station.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2781 (on Russian)
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MEDIA ADVISORY: ILS PROTON TO LAUNCH ANIK G1
Reston, VA – April 10, 2013
Payload:             
Anik G1 communications satellite
SSL 1300 Platform
Separated spacecraft mass: 4,905 kg
Launch Vehicle:               
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload
56.2 m (184 ft)
Launch Date:     
April 16, 2013
Launch Time:     
00:36:00 Baikonur
22:36:00 Moscow (April 15)
11:36:00 Palo Alto (April 15)
18:36:00 GMT (April 15)
14:36:00 EDT (April 15)
Launch Site:       
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39
Launch Customer:
Telesat, Ontario, Canada
Satellite Manufacturer:
SSL, California, USA
Launch Vehicle Manufacturer: 
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,
Moscow, Russia
Launch Services Provider:
International Launch Services, Virginia, USA
Satellite Use:   
Anik G1 is a commercial communications satellite built by SSL for Telesat. The multi-mission, 55 transponder satellite will be located at 107.3° West longitude. This satellite will double C- and Ku-band capacity over South America from this orbital location, provide additional DTH services in extended Ku-Band and provide military X-band coverage of the Americas and substantial portions of the Pacific Ocean
Satellite Statistics:         
__24 C-band transponders
__28 Ku-band transponders
__3 X-band transponders
__Planned orbital location: 107.3° west longitude
__Anticipated service life: 15 years
Mission Profile:               
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the Anik G1 satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the Anik G1 satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geostationary transfer orbit. Separation of the Anik G1 satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff.
Target Orbit at Separation:         
Perigee 9,138 km
Apogee: 35,786 km
Inclination: 13.4 degrees
Spacecraft Separation: 
Approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff
ILS Mission Statistics:   
_2nd ILS Proton Launch in 2013
_79th ILS Proton Launch Overall
_9th Telesat Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
_26th SSL Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
Live Broadcast:
Live Coverage starting at 14:15 EDT/ 18:15 GMT
Launch is scheduled for 14:36 EDT/ 18:36 GMT
Broadcast concludes no later than 15:15 EDT/ 19:15 GMT
Webcast stream seen can be seen at:   
http://anikg1.imgondemand.com/
Satellite Test Signals:
Baikonur to Washington Eutelsat 10A will begin at 1300 Eastern
HD test for US/AMC-9 will begin at 1345 Eastern
SD analog test for Canada will begin at 1345 Eastern
In Baikonur and Europe, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (HD):
EUTELSAT 10A (EX W2A) 10 deg East TXP B4 CHANNEL 12MHZ SLOT 4K12
Uplink Frequency: 14393 MHZ POL X
Downlink Frequency: 11093 MHZ POL Y
HD 1080i 50Hz DVBS2 8PSK 9.875Ms/s FEC 3/4,
P RoF 0.2 (MPEG4/H.264 420 21.503 Mbps)
AUDIO: 1 SOUND MONO
AUDIO: 2 SOUND MONO
In the US, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (HD):
AMC-9, transponder C10, channel C10A
83 degrees West
18 mhz.
Uplink Frequency: 6,116.000 Horizontal
Downlink Frequency: 3,891.000 Vertical
1080i QPSK
FEC:  3/4
Symbol rate:  13.333, DVB – S, MPEG2 HD 4:2:0
In Canada, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (SD analog):
ANIK F2C 3B
Uplink Frequency: 6045.0 Horizontal
Downlink Frequency: 3820.0 Vertical
Audio 6.2 and 6.8
More Information:         
Live streaming will begin approximately 20 minutes before liftoff.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at www.ilslaunch.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates.     
 

ADVISORY LINK: http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/media-advisory-ils-proton-launch-anik-g1

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Navigational warning for Proton 3rd stage debris
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NAVAREA

    NO.13-0257 Date:2013/04/11 12 UTC

    NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
    DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION AREA DESIGNATED
    DUE TO ROCKET CARRIER ELEMENTS FALL.
    1830Z TO 1945Z DAILY 15 TO 18 APR.
    IN ELLIPSE SHAPED AREA CENTERED IN
    24-23N 161-46E. LARGE AXIS 216 MILES AND
    SMALL AXIS 59.4 MILES. AZIMUTH OF LARGE
    AXIS 134 DEGREES.
    CANCEL THIS MSG 182045Z APR.

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Khrunichev info about the launch is now available at http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=636

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Proton-M rocket was transported to the launch pad today.
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2786 (on Russian)
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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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What threat--perceived or real--requires an armored personnel carrier escort at Baikonour? ???
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What threat--perceived or real--requires an armored personnel carrier escort at Baikonour? ???

1. It's a rocket!
2. Baikonur still holds some ICBMs at various points around the cosmodrome (even holds some R-36 SATAN launches over the past few years)
3. Who knows what kind of facilities those terrioists are targetting? I know that armored personnel carrier escort are common at the Cape and VAFB, and Kourou CSG has a few hundred French special forces stationed there....
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What threat--perceived or real--requires an armoured personnel carrier escort at Baikonur? ???

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What threat--perceived or real--requires an armoured personnel carrier escort at Baikonur? ???

Did you see that squirrel?

I think it's a 'groundhog', actually.   And anyone who has seen the 1980's movie "CaddyShack" knows what kind of trouble they can be!   :-)

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