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Title: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: anik on 07/09/2008 02:53 PM
http://kz-today.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153454092

The assembly of stages of Proton-M rocket has begun on previous week.

The launch of Proton-M rocket with Briz-M upper stage and Nimiq 4 satellite from Baikonur cosmodrome is planned in the middle of September.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: anik on 08/18/2008 02:29 PM
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=726

Briz-M upper stage was delivered to Baikonur cosmodrome by aircraft yesterday.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: anik on 08/19/2008 06:58 PM
Nimiq 4 Blog - http://www.ilslaunch.com/nimiq-4

Nimiq 4 Mission Overview - http://www.ilslaunch.com/assets/pdf/NIMIQ-4-MO.pdf
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: satlaunch on 08/22/2008 05:11 PM
Nimiq 4 delivered to Baikonur.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4012
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: anik on 08/23/2008 04:06 PM
According to http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2008.html#manifest "After the Inmarsat launch, the mission was postponed from Sept. 17" to September 19.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: anik on 08/29/2008 02:39 PM
According to http://www.ilslaunch.com/nimiq-4-mission-control the launch is planned at 21:47 UTC on September 18.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
Post by: anik on 09/05/2008 04:20 PM
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153459750

The fuelling of tanks of Nimiq 4 satellite by propellants is completed.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/08/2008 06:17 PM
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4119

Nimiq 4 satellite was installed onto adapter on Briz-M upper stage on September 6-7. The fairing was rolled onto the ascent unit today.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 09/08/2008 07:00 PM
Will be launch of Nimiq 4 delayed because of problems with Briz-KM ?
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/08/2008 07:49 PM
ILS Proton to Launch Nimiq 4 Sept. 19
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International Launch Services (ILS):

   
Payload:
    Nimiq 4 communications satellite 
  Eurostar E3000 bus 
  Separated spacecraft mass: Approx. 10,692 lbs (4,850 kg) 
   
Launch Vehicle:
  Proton M/Breeze M 
  702,000 kg (1,547,000 lbs), including payload 
  58.2 m (191 ft) 
   
Launch Date:
  Sept. 19 (Baikonur) 
  Sept. 18 (GMT, North America) 
   
Launch Time:
  03:47 Baikonur 
  21:47 GMT 
  17:47 EDT 
   
Launch Site:
  Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan 
  Launch Pad 39 
   
Launch Customer:
  Telesat, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
   
Satellite Manufacturer:
  EADS Astrium, France 
   
Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
  Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow
 
   
Launch Services Provider:
  International Launch Services (ILS), Reston, Va.
 
   
Satellite Use:
  Nimiq 4 has two payloads for Canadian broadcast services. The main payload will provide specialty television and foreign language programming. The second payload has six beams covering Canada for such advanced services as high-definition television. Nimiq satellites are dedicated to the provision of direct-to-home services for Bell TV.
 
   
Satellite Statistics:
  -- 32 channels in Ku-band 
  -- 8 channels in Ka-band 
  -- Orbital location: 82 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 Nimiq 4 satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent trajectory to place the Breeze M fourth stage and the Nimiq 4 satellite into a suborbital trajectory from which the Breeze M will then place itself and the spacecraft into a low Earth circular parking orbit. Once Nimiq 4 is in the parking orbit, it will be injected into a geosynchronous transfer orbit following four additional burns of the Breeze M. 
   
Target Orbit at Separation:
  Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles) 
 Perigee: 4,400 km (2,734 miles) 
  Inclination: 12.5 degrees 
   
Spacecraft Separation:
  Approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes after liftoff 
   
ILS Mission Statistics:
  -- 4th ILS launch of 2008 
  -- 47th Proton launch for ILS 
  -- 10th Eurostar satellite launched on a Proton 
     
More Information:
  Live webcast at www.ilslaunch.com will begin approximately 20 minutes before liftoff. Satellite coordinates for the live broadcast will be available on the ILS web site a few days before launch. General mission information and launch status updates are available at the website or on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.
 
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: pm1823 on 09/08/2008 11:04 PM
Will be launch of Nimiq 4 delayed because of problems with Briz-KM ?

Why? So called "Briz-KM problem" in GOCE case were glitches in ukrainian PCB in the guidance block. Should be cured with replacement on the copy. It can raise quality control issue in Kharkov, but can't delay other missions for Breez.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/09/2008 04:25 PM
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4126

The final work with the ascent unit was performed today. Tomorrow the ascent unit will be transported for the assembly with Proton-M rocket.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/10/2008 03:26 PM
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153460147

The assembly of ascent unit with Proton-M rocket has begun today.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/13/2008 10:55 AM
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153460563

The assembly of ascent unit with Proton-M rocket is finished. The rocket is transported for the fuelling of low pressure tanks of Briz-M upper stage by propellants. The rollout of rocket to the launch pad 200/39 is planned on September 15th.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/15/2008 02:44 PM
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153460592

Proton-M rocket with Briz-M upper stage and Nimiq 4 satellite was transported to the launch pad 200/39 today.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/15/2008 03:25 PM
Detailed information about Nimiq 4 launch from Khrunichev: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/eng/pl_pusk.htm

"The ProtonM BreezeM launch vehicle with the Nimiq-4 satellite on board is scheduled to be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 18.09.2008 at 21 h 47 m 00 s UTC (19.09.2008 01 h 47 m 00 s Moscow Local Time)"

Images of today's rollout of Proton-M rocket are on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4181
Title: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/16/2008 05:33 PM
Andrey, I've noticed on the Russian Launch Plan thread that the date of this mission is September 18 (TBD). Why is TBD now? Was there any problem with the preparations for launch?
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/16/2008 05:54 PM
Was there any problem with the preparations for launch?

I have heard there is failure in control system of Proton-M rocket. Some equipments need to be replaced. I do not know for now if it will affect launch date.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: Olaf on 09/17/2008 08:14 AM
The launch is postponed. No new date was given.

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4193
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/17/2008 02:04 PM
Proton M Launch of Canada’s Nimiq 4 Satellite Delayed
16.09.2008

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=238

"The launch of Proton M launch vehicle with Canada’s Nimiq 4 communications spacecraft on board has been delayed. A component malfunction was detected in the LV control system during on–pad tests. The faulty component will be duly replaced by a spare.

The launch has been moved to the scheduled contingency day, September 20, and is planned at 01:48 Moscow summer time [at 21:48:00 UTC on September 19 - anik]"
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Mighty-T on 09/17/2008 05:27 PM
A component malfunction was detected in the LV control system during on–pad tests. The faulty component will be duly replaced by a spare.

Does anyone have an idea if this is the same problem that led to the postponement of the rockot with the GOCE launch?
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: pm1823 on 09/17/2008 06:59 PM
If they move the launch only 1-2 day(s) right, it's looks like something electrical in LV, not Breeze. They need more than one day to deal with Breeze' issue. But official statement was unclear: "...the failure occurred in one of the launcher`s control system units. Back-up unit is to replace the failed one..."
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: charlieb on 09/18/2008 12:52 PM
any updates?
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: pm1823 on 09/18/2008 02:31 PM
No news, Proton standing still on launchpad. :)
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/18/2008 02:47 PM
I was told new equipments for control system of Proton-M rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by aircraft today. Malfunctioned equipments will be replaced on the first stage of rocket. If the following test of control system is successful, the launch will at 21:48:00 UTC on September 19th.
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: charlieb on 09/18/2008 04:53 PM
I was told new equipments for control system of Proton-M rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by aircraft today. Malfunctioned equipments will be replaced on the first stage of rocket. If the following test of control system is successful, the launch will at 21:48:00 UTC on September 19th.

That's good..  There's a lot of folks here at Telesat HQ looking for a reason to celebrate something......... ;)
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: input~2 on 09/19/2008 08:27 AM
Detailed information about Nimiq 4 launch from Khrunichev: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/eng/pl_pusk.htm

So another 5-burn Breeze-M mission profile ;)... I am still waiting for a new 3-burn mission profile after the 5-month stand-by period apparently devoted to secure it.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/19/2008 11:49 AM
Moved for live coverage this afternoon/tonight.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/19/2008 12:10 PM
I have heard that malfunctioned equipments were replaced yesterday. Tests of control system of Proton-M rocket were successfully performed. The launch will be on-time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: charlieb on 09/19/2008 12:52 PM
I have heard that malfunctioned equipments were replaced yesterday. Tests of control system of Proton-M rocket were successfully performed. The launch will be on-time.

This received internally this am:

Nimiq 4 is on schedule for launch today at 5:48 p.m. EDT.  The anomalous avionics unit on the launch vehicle has been replaced and successfully tested.

 
The attached Mission Overview outlines what we can expect from liftoff to spacecraft separation which will occur approximately 9 hours after launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 09/19/2008 02:04 PM
The webstream will be here. although it is not available right now:

http://streamvox.streamos.com/vyvx/ils091808/300kwm.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: pm1823 on 09/19/2008 02:09 PM
And http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/eng/real_pusk.htm
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: jcm on 09/19/2008 02:29 PM
(good stuff...)


Andrey, I love the coopi.khrunichev.ru site but the best bit is the "NewsPosting', e.g.
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/2008/inm4f3/inm_e03.htm
The way it's presented implies it's available in real time too, but there doesn't  ever seem to be a link on the current launch, only the old archived ones - am I missing something?
 best wishes, Jonathan
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/19/2008 02:50 PM
The way it's presented implies it's available in real time too, but there doesn't ever seem to be a link on the current launch, only the old archived ones - am I missing something?

Jonathan, they are publishing these reports after liftoff with little delays here (http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/eng/pr_pusk.htm). But you can receive them by email without delays after successful registration here (http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/zapros.php).
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 08:20 PM
Is there any information regarding the serial numbers of the 8K82KM Proton-M and Briz-M?

Thanks!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: roy on 09/19/2008 09:19 PM
next 28 min time coundown

Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:25 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:25 PM
Webcast has started!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:25 PM
The Khrunichev webcast has started...
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:27 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/19/2008 09:29 PM
Thanks for the help with the screenshots. I'll record the launch (if someone else wants to back up, please do).
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:32 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/19/2008 09:32 PM
T-16 minutes. Some issues with the feed, but not the vehicle.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:34 PM
Haha, technical difficulties, please stand by... (again, not with the vehicle or payload, just the broadcast) :D
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:38 PM
A little less than 10 minutes to liftoff.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:40 PM
Weather is go.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:40 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: otisbow on 09/19/2008 09:43 PM
I don't think there is going to be any live video of the launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:45 PM
Around 3 minutes to launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:45 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:46 PM
T-120 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:46 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:47 PM
T-60 seconds. Go Proton!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:47 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:48 PM
Ignition!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:48 PM
LIFTOFF!! GO BABY GO!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:49 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:49 PM
T+60 seconds. Max-Q.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:50 PM
1-2 sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:50 PM
First stage sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:51 PM
T+3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/19/2008 09:52 PM
Bit of a pause on staging confirmation, but nominal.

170 seconds. Vehicle on a nominal flight.

Additional lift off image:
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: otisbow on 09/19/2008 09:54 PM
The Proton is not painted white!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 09:54 PM
Stage 2 sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:54 PM
T+6 minutes. 2-3 sep and fairing sep confirmed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:58 PM
3-4 sep coming up very soon.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 09:59 PM
3-4 sep confirmed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 10:02 PM
Briz-M ignition confirmed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/19/2008 10:04 PM
Thanks to Andrew for recording the launch video:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=14377.0
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/19/2008 10:05 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/19/2008 10:12 PM
Confirmation of stage 4 shutdown. A bit late, but everything looks good so far.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: roy on 09/19/2008 10:17 PM
the satellite lunch sucess ?

Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Skyrocket on 09/19/2008 10:19 PM
the satellite lunch sucess ?

Not yet - there will be four more burns over the next hours before separation will occur.

Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 09/20/2008 12:58 AM
The first and second burns of the Briz-M have occurred without any problems. Let me remind that the Briz-M has a 9 hour mission before Nimiq-4 separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Nick L. on 09/20/2008 02:40 AM
3rd and 4th burns and APT jettison have occurred.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: anik on 09/20/2008 08:04 AM
Mission Successful!
http://www.ilslaunch.com/mission-successful-2/

"We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M rocket, carrying the Nimiq 4 satellite built by EADS Astrium for Telesat. We have had confirmation that the satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule at 3:00 am Eastern time, or 7:00 am GMT, 9 hours and 11 minutes after liftoff.

Everything occurred as planned with ignition, shutdown and separation of the Proton’s first three stages. Then the Breeze M upper stage with the satellite continued the mission, igniting five times, then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit"
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: roy on 09/20/2008 09:46 AM
what the next launch ?

Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: satlaunch on 09/20/2008 09:52 AM
what the next launch ?



Astra 1M in late october.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Stephan on 09/20/2008 11:42 AM
what the next launch ?
Astra 1M in late october.
There will be a Proton-M / Glonass launch at the end of this month, but not an ILS launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: pm1823 on 09/22/2008 12:40 PM
Launch&running commentary(English) from T-10 sec to T+330sec w/o PR
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/video/nimiq4.avi
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Stephan on 09/22/2008 04:39 PM
Full coverage replay (streaming) there : http://vyvxems.edgeboss.net/wmedia-live/vyvxems/42700/300_vyvxems-ils091808_080912.asx
Title: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2008 01:02 PM
I'm looking for the drop zones of the Proton-M stages. If someone has this information please post it here or send me a PM.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Cbased on 10/16/2008 02:26 PM
I'm looking for the drop zones of the Proton-M stages. If someone has this information please post it here or send me a PM.

AFAIK 90% of Proton's first stages fall to Ulytaus (spelling?) area of Karaganda region near towns of Dzhezkazgan and Satpajev.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&sll=49.1719,75.224&sspn=0.010732,0.027809&ie=UTF8&ll=46.845164,66.132202&spn=2.874177,7.119141&z=8

Also you will probably find this interesting:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_downrange.html
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Yanus on 10/17/2008 05:39 AM
I'm looking for the drop zones of the Proton-M stages. If someone has this information please post it here or send me a PM.

AFAIK 90% of Proton's first stages fall to Ulytaus (spelling?) area of Karaganda region near towns of Dzhezkazgan and Satpajev.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&sll=49.1719,75.224&sspn=0.010732,0.027809&ie=UTF8&ll=46.845164,66.132202&spn=2.874177,7.119141&z=8

Also you will probably find this interesting:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_downrange.html
- see Nr.25,310
Title: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Satori on 11/19/2008 05:55 PM
Interesting video of the preparation and launch of 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M that launched Nimiq-4 in this Tsenki archive (http://www.tv-tsenki.com/video.php?cat=ZapSput).
Title: Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Cbased on 12/15/2008 01:12 AM
I'm looking for the drop zones of the Proton-M stages. If someone has this information please post it here or send me a PM.

In addition to my previous post, some extra info from the later Ciel-2 Proton-M launch:
1st stage drop zone:
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/2008/ciel2/fields_0000.jpg
2nd stage drop zone:
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/2008/ciel2/fields_0001.jpg
Title: Re: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
Post by: Stan Black on 12/20/2008 02:34 PM
Is there any information regarding the serial numbers of the 8K82KM Proton-M and Briz-M?

Thanks!

53529 / 88528

http://www.lib.cas.cz/space.40/2008/INDEX1.HTM