Author Topic: Proton-M launch with Sirius FM-6 satellite - October 25, 2013  (Read 61604 times)

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ILS PROTON TO LAUNCH SIRIUS FM-6
Payload:             
Sirius FM-6 communications satellite
SSL 1300 Platform
Separated spacecraft mass: 6,003 kg (13,234 lbs)
Launch Vehicle:               
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload
58.2 m (191 ft)
Launch Date:     
October 21, 2013
Launch Time:     
00:12:56 Baikonur
14:12:56 EDT, October 20   
11:12:56 PDT, October 20
18:12:56 GMT, October 20
Launch Site:       
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Launch Pad 39
Launch Customer:           
Sirius XM Radio, New York, New York
Satellite Manufacturer:               
SSL, Palo Alto, California
Launch Vehicle Manufacturer: 
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow
Launch Services Provider:           
International Launch Services, Reston, Va
Satellite Use:   
Sirius FM-6 is a high-power geostationary satellite for SiriusXM, America’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and one of the world’s largest pure-play audio entertainment companies. Sirius FM-6 will help with the delivery of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and Latin programming, traffic and weather to more than 25 million subscribers. Sirius FM-6 will also help in the delivery of traffic and other data service information to markets across North America for vehicles with navigational systems. SiriusXM is installed in vehicles of every major automaker and available for sale at retail locations nationwide. Sirius FM-6 will ensure SiriusXM’s array of audio and data services are received by vehicles, mobile devices and home receivers and will play an important role in bolstering the continuity of service for years to come.
Satellite Statistics:         
__20 Kw end-of-life power
__R-4D, 4 SPT-100 plasma thrusters
__1 X-band uplink transponder
__1 S-band downlink transponder
__Planned orbital location: 116.15 degrees 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 Sirius FM-6 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 Sirius FM-6 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 Sirius FM-6 satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes, and 20 seconds after liftoff.
Target Orbit at Separation:         
Perigee:  4,126 km
Apogee: 35,786 km
Inclination: 23.2 degrees
Spacecraft Separation: 
Approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes after liftoff
ILS Mission Statistics:   
_6th SiriusXM Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
_27th SSL Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
_6th ILS Proton Launch in 2013
_83rd ILS Proton Launch Overall
More Information:
Live webcast will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at the website. You can also follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates.
               
Live Broadcast:
Live Coverage starting: 13:45 EDT / 17:45 GMT, 20 October
Launch is scheduled for 14:12:56 EDT / 18:12:56 GMT.
Launch Broadcast concludes no later than 14:45 EDT / 18:45 GMT.
Webcast can be seen at: 
http://siriusfm6.imgondemand.com
And via Satellite TODAY:
http://www.satellitetoday.com/
Test Signals:
HD test for US/ AMC-9 will begin at 13:15 EDT
Live test for Europe/ Baikonur will begin at 13:15 EDT/17:15 GMT
In Baikonur and Europe, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the Following (HD):
Eutelsat 10A:10 degrees east TXP B3
Channel: 12MHZ SLOT 3E12
Uplink Frequency: 14369 MHZ POL Y BY D-FRA-022  UP3 (ASI ONLY)  EU10A
Downlink Frequency: 11069 MHZ POL X
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):
Satellite Transponder
Channel Bandwidth U/L Freq / pol D/L Freq / pol
AMC-9, transponder 04C
Channel: C04BC @ 83W, 18.00 MHz
Uplink Frequency: 6,014.000 / H
Downlink Frequency: 3,789.000 / V
1080i QPSK
FEC:  3/4
Symbol rate:  13.333, DVB – S, MPEG2 HD 4:2:0

http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/media-advisory-ils-proton-launch-sirius-fm-6

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State Commission has given green light for the transport of the Proton-M launch vehicle to the launch complex
http://www.federalspace.ru/19899/ (On Russian)

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Proton-M with the Sirius FM-6 satellite was transported to the launch complex

http://www.federalspace.ru/19900/

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Khrunichev information about the launch


The Sirius-FM6 mission will be the seventh Proton launch of 2013 and the 390th Proton flight overall.

This will be the sixth commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 83rd ILS Proton mission since the Proton April 1996 first commercial flight.

This will also be the sixth SiriusXM satellite launched with Proton. In addition, the Sirius-FM6 will be the 27th SS/L satellite launched on Proton.

http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=651

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Roscosmos video of the roll-out


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Can someone confirm that the rocket to be used is #935-35 that was damaged late last year while being transported for the Satmex-6 launch campaign? Thanks!
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935-34 Yamal 402
935-36  Satmex
are you right 035-35
proton take chance again ?

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Can someone confirm that the rocket to be used is #935-35 that was damaged late last year while being transported for the Satmex-6 launch campaign? Thanks!

Yes, this is 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93535/99542).

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Can someone confirm that the rocket to be used is #935-35 that was damaged late last year while being transported for the Satmex-6 launch campaign? Thanks!

Yes, this is 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93535/99542).
So what is flying on 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93540/?) as it was originally scheduled for SES-6?

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Can someone confirm that the rocket to be used is #935-35 that was damaged late last year while being transported for the Satmex-6 launch campaign? Thanks!

Yes, this is 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93535/99542).
So what is flying on 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (93540/?) as it was originally scheduled for SES-6?

Regarding the next Proton missions:

53541/88532 for Globus-1M (13L)
93544/99546 for Inmarsat-5-F1
93541/99543 for Ekspress-AM5

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This may be the first orbital launch in three weeks or so, since another Proton M orbited Astra 2E.  An odd interval that could see "back to back" Proton launches from the same pad listed on the world-wide launch log.

 - Ed Kyle

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This may be the first orbital launch in three weeks or so, since another Proton M orbited Astra 2E.  An odd interval that could see "back to back" Proton launches from the same pad listed on the world-wide launch log.

 - Ed Kyle

Kchrunichev is apparently so busy with this launch that they forgot the page with photos of launch preps...
(or did I miss it?)

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I was told that the launch is delayed to October 21st due to problems with Briz-M upper stage and there is possibility of returning of rocket from the launch pad to the assembly-testing facility

I am sorry, it was old information. From yesterday, obviously.
« Last Edit: 10/19/2013 05:38 pm by anik »

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I was told that the launch is delayed to October 21st due to problems with Briz-M upper stage and there is possibility of returning of rocket from the launch pad to the assembly-testing facility

I am sorry, it was old information. From yesterday, obviously.

Now I am confused.

Although it is old information that the launch is delayed, is that also wrong information?

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I was told that the launch is delayed to October 21st due to problems with Briz-M upper stage and there is possibility of returning of rocket from the launch pad to the assembly-testing facility

I am sorry, it was old information. From yesterday, obviously.

Now I am confused.

Although it is old information that the launch is delayed, is that also wrong information?

From NK: The issue was discussed yesterday with a potential for delaying the launch, but it was decided to launch on-time.
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I was told that the launch is delayed to October 21st due to problems with Briz-M upper stage and there is possibility of returning of rocket from the launch pad to the assembly-testing facility

I am sorry, it was old information. From yesterday, obviously.

Now I am confused.

Although it is old information that the launch is delayed, is that also wrong information?

According to NK forum, the launch will NOT be delayed. It will happen as previously scheduled, on 20th October at 18h12 GMT.
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From NK: The issue was discussed yesterday with a potential for delaying the launch, but it was decided to launch on-time.

Even though there is an issue with the Briz-M?????

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From NK: The issue was discussed yesterday with a potential for delaying the launch, but it was decided to launch on-time.

Even though there is an issue with the Briz-M? ??? ?
No problem its a Briz-M it will make it to an orbit  ;D
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Hmm  :-\ ... According to  - http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum12/topic12148/message1142734/#message1142734, the launch of Sirius FM-6 postponed.

Yes, the launch is delayed to October 21st - http://www.interfax.ru/russia/news.asp?id=335801 (On Russian)
« Last Edit: 10/20/2013 08:46 am by Artyom. »

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