Author Topic: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz M - AsiaSat 9 - September 28, 2017 (18:52 UTC)  (Read 9730 times)

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Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes 40m40 minutes ago

In storage since April, @sslmda-built AsiaSat-9 sat to launch Sept 28 on @ILSLaunch Proton rocket from Russia's Baikonur, AsiaSat says.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/891969650430537729
« Last Edit: 09/28/2017 12:55 PM by input~2 »

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Re: Proton-M/Briz M - AsiaSat9 - NET Sep 28, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 07/31/2017 11:24 AM »
Press release attached, here's the launch info:

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AsiaSat 9 set for 28 September launch

Hong Kong, 31 July 2017 Ė AsiaSat 9, AsiaSatís most powerful satellite, is set for launch on 28 September Moscow time 09:50pm (29 September Baikonur time 00:50am, Hong Kong time 02:50am) on a Proton M/Breeze M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan after being in storage at Space Systems Loralís facility with its Pre-ship Review passed in April.
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ILS ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF ASIASAT 9 SATELLITE AT THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME

The AsiaSat 9 satellite for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong, arrived at the Baikonur Cosmdrome in Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov cargo jet on August 27 in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. AsiaSat 9 will be the third ILS Proton launch in 2017.
AsiaSat 9 is a high-performance satellite with enhanced power and coverage for Asia and Australasia, built by SSL. AsiaSat 9 is AsiaSatís next generation satellite, planned to replace AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees East Longitude. AsiaSat 9 is an SSL 1300 satellite equipped with 28 C-band and 32 Ku-band transponders, and a Ka-band payload. AsiaSat 9 will provide additional capacity, enhanced power and coverage for DTH, video distribution, private networks and broadband services across the Asia-Pacific region.
The launch of AsiaSat 9 will be the 96th ILS Proton mission and the fifth AsiaSat satellite launched on ILS Proton. This will be the 31st SSL satellite launched on ILS Proton in over 20 years. 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
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has been Asia's premier satellite operator since it was established in 1988. AsiaSatís excellent market access, superior technologies and commitment to both customer service and long-term partnerships have allowed them to achieve a market leader position, enjoying industry recognition over the years. AsiaSatís accomplishments and proven expertise in satellite operations are driven by decades of innovative leadership and insight into leading edge technologies and market developments in Asia.

http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/ils-announces-arrival-asiasat-9-satellite-baikonur-cosmodrome
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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

https://twitter.com/ilslaunch/status/903623338026729472

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mass after separation 6141 kg
http://asiasat.com/asiasat-9-launch

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ILS‏ @ILSLaunch 6m6 minutes ago

Photos of the #AsiaSat9 #satellite going through standard testing in Hall 103A at #Baikonur Cosmodrome. @sslmda #aerospace #launch

https://twitter.com/ILSLaunch/status/905055392144777216

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NOTE: Unpacking was done in Hall 101 (photos). Standard testing is being performed in Hall 103A.

https://twitter.com/ILSLaunch/status/905062164058316801
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Proton-M/Briz-M (93703/99572)
is it still relevant ?

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ILS‏ @ILSLaunch 3m3 minutes ago

AsiaSat 9 Update: SC fuel loading has been completed. Ayman, who is with AsiaSat, poses with the satellite. @sslmda #AsiaSat9 #satellite

https://twitter.com/ILSLaunch/status/908693831134085120

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https://www.roscosmos.ru/24091/
translated by Google:
September 17, 2017 at Baikonur, the assembly of the space head (KGS) of the Proton-M rocket in the hall 101 of the assembly and testing building (construction 92A-50) began. On September 28, the launch of an ILV is planned for the Proton-M booster rocket, the Breeze-M upper stage and the AsiaSat 9 space telecommunications satellite.

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more details (satellite and launch)
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AsiaSat 9 Update: Joint Operations began on September 17. @sslmda #AsiaSat9 #satellite

https://twitter.com/ilslaunch/status/909823040686579712

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ILS‏ @ILSLaunch 4m4 minutes ago

Photos of #AsiaSat 9 SC from the move to Hall 101 & the lift to the Breeze M. AsiaSat 9 is the most powerful satellite from AsiaSat. @sslmda

https://twitter.com/ILSLaunch/status/910157608178343938

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Great job by the @sslmda team! #AsiaSat9

https://twitter.com/ilslaunch/status/910193662709129223

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planned launch time 18:52:16
https://www.roscosmos.ru/24108/

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A3955/17 NOTAMN Q) KZAK/QWMLW////// A) KZAK B) 1709281830 C) 1710012000 D) DLY 1830-2000 E) THE RUSSIAN FEDERAL SPACE AGENCY HAS PLANNED A MISSILE LAUNCH. DEBRIS FROM THIS LAUNCH WILL FALL WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 2601N16042E TO 2330N16332E TO 2246N16247E TO 2518N15956E TO 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. F) SFC G) UNL

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If I understand correctly: refueling finished, rocket is brought to the launch complex.
https://www.roscosmos.ru/24127/

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Yes, on the launch pad.
https://www.roscosmos.ru/24127/

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Thank you for the link. These are stunning pictures.

For the others, I recommend taking a quick look, it's a 30+ image collection.

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