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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.
« Last Edit: 09/19/2008 11:49 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #2 on: 08/19/2008 06:58 PM »

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #3 on: 08/22/2008 05:11 PM »

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite
« Reply #6 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.

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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.

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Will be launch of Nimiq 4 delayed because of problems with Briz-KM ?

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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.
 

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #10 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.
« Last Edit: 09/09/2008 03:35 AM by pm1823 »

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #15 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
« Last Edit: 09/15/2008 03:59 PM by anik »

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Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #16 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?

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #18 on: 09/17/2008 08:14 AM »
The launch is postponed. No new date was given.

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4193

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #19 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]"

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