Author Topic: Proton-M launch with Sirius FM-6 satellite - October 25, 2013  (Read 61058 times)

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NOTAM for 1st stage debris
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K0610/13 -  ATS ROUTE SEGMENTS CLSD: 1. A113 TIROK-GISIR FM 30 KM TO 65 KM 2. B822 LUGER-BETIK FM 38 KM TO 73 KM SFC/UNL. SFC - UNL, DAILY 1800/1900, 20 OCT 18:00 2013 UNTIL 21 OCT 19:00 2013. CREATED: 17 OCT 05:09 2013
NOTAMs for 2nd stage and fairing debris
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P5864/13 -  ATS RTE SEGMENTS CLSD: A814 ARNUL - ADOBA B206 ARNUL - AKTAS G489 TELRU - AKTAS. SFC - UNL, 21 OCT 18:00 2013 UNTIL 21 OCT 19:00 2013. CREATED: 20 OCT 08:13 2013
P5853/13 -  RESTRICTED AREA ACT: UNR1238. SFC - UNL, DAILY 1800-1900, 20 OCT 18:00 2013 UNTIL 21 OCT 19:00 2013. CREATED: 19 OCT 04:25 2013
NOTAM for 3rd stage debris
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A4610/13 -  THE RUSSIAN FEDERAL SPACE AGENCY HAS PLANNED A MISSILE LAUNCH.  DEBRIS FROM THIS LAUNCH WILL FALL WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY 2515N/16000E  2600N/16045E  2330N/16335E  2245N/16248E 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, 1800-1930 DAILY, 20 OCT 18:00 2013 UNTIL 23 OCT 19:30 2013. CREATED: 18 OCT 13:36 2013
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"Launch of "Proton" postponed due to broken American station in South Africa"
http://izvestia.ru/news/559159

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Statement:

 PROTON LAUNCH OF SIRIUS FM-6 SATELLITE POSTPONED

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, October 21, 2013 – The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the Sirius FM-6 satellite was postponed today for at least 24 hours due to issues with the satellite ground station network required for the launch and early orbital operations of the Sirius FM-6 spacecraft.
 
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev) and International Launch Services (ILS) plan to make another attempt at 12:12 a.m. local time on October 22 in Baikonur (2:12 pm EDT on October 21). The satellite was built for Sirius XM Radio of New York, by SSL of California.
 
It was determined by SSL and SiriusXM, as a precautionary measure, that additional time was needed to evaluate issues related to a required remote satellite ground stations. The Proton Launch Vehicle and Sirius FM-6 satellite remain in a safe configuration with no technical issues at the launch site.
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Launch could be put off again this time to October 25
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/txt.asp?id=335870 (in Russian)
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"Launch has been postponed again at the request of the American side, new launch date will be determined by the State Commission.."
http://ria.ru/space/20131021/971444437.html

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New launch date confirmed: October 25
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=2893 (via Salo)

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According to ILS:

Launch Date:  October 25, 2013 - 2:08pm EDT

 http://www.ilslaunch.com/mission-control/mission-sirius-fm-6

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Moved for live coverage...

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Other extended stays at the launch site

Proton rocket: 53513
Payload: AMC23
Visits to launch site: 2
Time spent: 7 days
Visit 1: 3rd December 2005 to 7th December 2005 (returned to MIK)
 - “The delay was announced after preflight testing indicated anomalous behavior of the flight control unit on the Briz-M upper stage. The Proton vehicle will be returned to the processing facility for further investigation of the anomaly. [source]
Visit 2: 26th December 2005 to 29th December 2005, 2:28 a.m. 40·012 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 39601
Payload: Telstar-6
 - “Telstar-6 made two visits to Baikonur. [source]
Visits to launch site: 2
Time spent: 7 days
Visit 1: 26th January 1999 to 29th January 1999 (returned to MIK)
 - “Due to a problem with the digital computer on the fourth stage. [source]
Visit 2: 11th February 1999 to 15th February 1999, 5:12 a.m. 0·002 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 93524
Payload: SES4
Visits to launch site: 3
Time spent: 8 days
Visit 1: 24th December 2011 to 27th December 2011 (returned to MIK)
 - “The problem is a failure of the inertially stabilised platform of Briz-M upper stage. [source]
Visit 2: 25th January 2012 to 27th January 2012 (returned to MIK)
 - “A malfunction was discovered on a transit cable in the first stage of the Proton rocket. This cable is reportedly supply power to an autonomous pump unit on the second stage of the vehicle… [source] [source] [source]
Visit 3: 11th February 2012 to 14th February 2012, 7:36 p.m. 36·986 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 39102
Payload: Iridium
Visits to launch site: 1
Time spent: 9 days
Visit 1: 29th March 1998 to 7th April 1998, 2:13:03 a.m. (launched)
 - “A hurricane passed through Baikonur, with showers and snow. [source]

Proton rocket: 38901
Payload: Raduga
Visits to launch site: 3
Time spent: around 10 days
Visit 1: 25th April 1999 to 28th April 1999 (returned to MIK)
Visit 2: 3rd May 1999 to 7th May 1999 (returned to MIK)
Visit 3: July 1999 to 5th July 1999 1:31 p.m. 59·973 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 41001
Payload: AMC9
Visits to launch site: 3
Time spent: 11 days
Visit 1: 25th April 2003 to 29th April 2003 (returned to MIK)
 - “Failure of telemetry unit in Briz-M. [source]
Visit 2: 16th May 2003 to 20th May 2003 (returned to MIK)
 - “Fault in the inertially stabilised platform of the Briz-M upper stage. [source]
Visit 3: 3rd June 2003 to 6th June 2003, 10:15 p.m. 15·031 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 40602
Payload: Echostar-8
Visits to launch site: 2
Time spent: 12 days
Visit 1: 18th June 2002 to 24th June 2002 (returned to MIK)
 - “A faulty command receiver on the spacecraft forced the launch to be delayed on June 22nd for repairs. [source]
Visit 2: 16th August 2002 to 22nd August 2002, 5:15 a.m. (launched)
 - “After a two-day postponement by gusty upper level winds. [source]

Proton rocket: 53501
Payload: Ekran-M
Visits to launch site: 3
Time spent: 13 days
Visit 1: 15th December 2000 to 20th December 2000 (returned to MIK)
Visit 2: 27th March 2001 to 30th March 2001 (returned to MIK)
Visit 3: 2nd April 2001 to 7th April 2001, 3:47 a.m. 0·525 seconds (launched)

Proton rocket: 34701
Payload: Kosmos-1870
Visits to launch site: 1
Time spent: 30 days
Visit 1: 25th June 1987 to 25th July 1987, 9:00 a.m. (launched)
 - “Delayed awaiting permission to launch. [source]

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Nice work, Stan. Thank you!!

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@ILSLaunch #SiriusFM6 Broadcast begins at 1:45 PM EDT! #Go Proton! http://ow.ly/qaM03


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Live from Baikonur...

Service tower is being rolled back to the launch position.

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55 minutes for launch...

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45 minutes for launch... all looks good.

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As always, let's all try and get a really nice launch image for the article (which will go on at launch).
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We can still see people near the launch pad...

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