Author Topic: LIVE: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008  (Read 25577 times)

Offline Nick L.

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T+3 minutes.
"Now you may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it's the same old place..."

Offline Chris Bergin

Bit of a pause on staging confirmation, but nominal.

170 seconds. Vehicle on a nominal flight.

Additional lift off image:

Offline otisbow

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The Proton is not painted white!

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Stage 2 sep!

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T+6 minutes. 2-3 sep and fairing sep confirmed.
"Now you may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it's the same old place..."

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3-4 sep coming up very soon.
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3-4 sep confirmed.
« Last Edit: 09/19/2008 09:59 PM by Nick L. »
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Briz-M ignition confirmed.
"Now you may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it's the same old place..."

Offline Chris Bergin

Thanks to Andrew for recording the launch video:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=14377.0

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Confirmation of stage 4 shutdown. A bit late, but everything looks good so far.
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the satellite lunch sucess ?


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the satellite lunch sucess ?

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

« Last Edit: 09/19/2008 10:20 PM by Skyrocket »

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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.

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3rd and 4th burns and APT jettison have occurred.
"Now you may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it's the same old place..."

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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 Protonís 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"

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what the next launch ?


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what the next launch ?



Astra 1M in late october.

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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.
« Last Edit: 09/20/2008 11:43 AM by Stephan »
Best regards, Stephan

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Launch&running commentary(English) from T-10 sec to T+330sec w/o PR
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/video/nimiq4.avi

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