Raumfahrt - Erfolgreicher Start von Proton-M Rakete mit Amazonas-5 Satelliten




The ILV rolled out from Hall 111 to the Breeze M fueling station for the ILS Proton launch. Fueling was successfully completed.

Quelle: ILS


Update: 8.09.2017



Live Webcast:
The live webcast can be viewed at 

The webcast begins at 15:00 ET on September 11, 2017 and concludes at 15:45 ET.
ILS Proton Lift off is at 15:23 ET. 

AMAZONAS 5 communications satellite
SSL 1300

Separated spacecraft mass:
Approx. 5900 kg (13,007 lbs)

Launch Vehicle:
ILS Proton Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload 58.2 m (191 ft)

Launch Date:
September 12, 2017 

Launch Time: 01:23:41 Baikonur
19:23:41 UTC/GMT (September 11)
15:23:41 Reston (September 11
21:23:41 Madrid (September 11)
16:23:41 Rio de Janeiro (September 11)
12:23:41 Palo Alto (September 11) 

Launch Site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39, Launch Complex 200

Launch Customer:
HISPASAT, Madrid, Spain

Satellite Manufacturer:
SSL, Palo Alto, Ca.

Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
Khrunichev Space Center,
Moscow, Russia 

Launch Services Provider:
International Launch Services, Reston, Va.

Satellite Use:
AMAZONAS 5, built for HISPASAT, has a high throughput Ka-band spot beam payload with 34 Ka-band spot beams which will be used for broadband services, celular backhaul and corporate networks in South America, Central America and Mexico. It also has a Ku-band beam with 24 transponders for broadcasting satellite services, which will be used for DTH, television distribution and other telecommunications applications in South America and Central America.

Satellite Statistics:
__Orbital location: 61 degrees West
__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
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the
AMAZONAS 5 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
AMAZONAS 5 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 nearly circular parking orbit,
then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer
orbit, and finally to the apogee of the planned
geosynchronous transfer orbit mission. ILS Proton
provides this unique mission injection for GEO satellites.
The separation of the AMAZONAS 5 satellite is scheduled
to occur approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,286 km (21,926 miles)



Quelle: ILS


Update: 10.09.2017



Russian Proton rocket set to deploy telecom satellite for Hispasat


A new communications spacecraft for Hispasat, a Spanish communications satellite operator, will get a boost from a Russian Proton rocket Monday toward an orbital position more than 22,000 miles above Earth.

The Amazonas 5 satellite is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Proton launcher at 1923:41 GMT (3:23:41 p.m. EDT) Monday, kicking off a nine-hour ascent toward a geostationary transfer orbit.

The 191-foot-tall (58-meter) rocket rolled out Friday to its launch pad at Baikonur, riding on a horizontal rail car before a hydraulic lift raised the Proton vertical. A mobile gantry moved into place around the launcher to give ground crews access to the vehicle for final countdown preparations.

Liftoff is timed for 1:23 a.m. local time Tuesday at Baikonur, a sprawling spaceport leased by the Russian government from Kazakhstan.

Flying under the management of International Launch Services, a commercial launch broker based in Virginia, the Proton rocket will climb to the northeast from Baikonur atop nearly 2.5 million pounds of thrust from six RD-276 main engines, then drop its first stage onto the steppe of Kazakhstan two minutes into the flight.

A second stage will take over for a three-and-a-half minute burn, followed by separation of the Proton’s third stage, which will ignite a single RD-0213 engine for around four minutes.

The aerodynamic shroud enclosing the Amazonas 5 communications payload will jettison at T+plus 5 minutes, 47 seconds.

The Proton’s Breeze M upper stage will fire its main engine five times over nearly nine hours to maneuver the Amazonas 5 satellite into a high-altitude transfer orbit with a high point of 21,925 miles (35,286 kilometers), a low point of 2,765 miles (4,450 kilometers), and an inclination of 22.9 degrees.

The Proton rocket with the Amazonas 5 satellite rolled out to its launch pad Friday in Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos

Each Breeze M engine burn will raise its orbit and move its path closer to the equator. Here are the scheduled ignition times for each firing:

  • T+plus 11 minutes, 16 seconds
  • T+plus 1 hour, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
  • T+plus 3 hours, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
  • T+plus 3 hours 42 minutes, 2 seconds
  • T+plus 8 hours, 49 minutes, 1 second

The 13,000-pound (5,900-kilogram) Amazonas 5 satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California, will separate from the Breeze M upper stage at 0435 GMT (12:35 a.m. EDT) Tuesday.

Built by Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, the Proton booster is set to make its 415th flight since 1965. Monday’s launch will be the third Proton launch of the year, and the second for ILS.

Amazonas 5 will use its own engine to circularize its orbit nearly 22,300 miles (35,800 kilometers) over the equator a few weeks after launch.

The satellite will park itself at 61 degrees west longitude, where its orbit will hover over the same fixed geographic position on Earth. Its 34 Ka-band spot beams and 24 Ku-band transponders will broadcast communications services to Hispasat customers in Brazil and other parts of Latin America during a planned 15-year mission.

Two satellites built by Space Systems/Loral, AsiaSat 9 at left and Amazonas 5 at right, are preparing for launch on ILS Proton rockets this month. This photo shows the satellites meeting recently at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: ILS

The Amazonas 5 satellite’s Ku-band payload will offer 500 new TV channels, including 4K Ultra HD broadcasts, over Central and South America, according to a Hispasat press release.

The Ka-band spot beams will provide Internet connectivity to a half-million people, Hispasat said, and the satellite will also support wireless and cellular communications across Latin America, from Mexico to Patagonia.

Another ILS Proton launch is scheduled for Sept. 28 with the AsiaSat 9 satellite, a commercial television and Internet satellite destined to cover the Asia-Pacific region. Like Amazonas 5, the AsiaSat 9 satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral.

The parallel launch campaigns mark a busy time for ILS, which has not conducted two Proton missions so close together since 2014.

Quelle: SN


Update: 11.09.2017




Quelle: ILS


Update: 21.15 MESZ


























Update: 12.09.2017


Proton-M carrier rocket with Spanish satellite launched from Baikonur Space Center

A Proton-M heavy-lift carrier rocket with a Spanish Amazonas-5 satellite has been launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Space Center, a TASS correspondent reported from the space pad on Monday.

"The Proton-M space rocket with a Briz-M upper stage was launched at 22:23 Moscow time from Baikonur’s launching pad 29 of platform 200," a spokesman for Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos said.

The Spanish satellite will separate from the Briz-M upper stage in nine hours and 12 minutes after the launch to reach the designated orbit at 07:35 Moscow time on September 12.

This was Proton-M’s thirds launch since the beginning of the year and the second commercial launch. The first launch in 2017 took place on June 8 when it carried a US communications satellite EchoStar 21. The satellite was to be put into orbit back in 2016 but the launch was delayed several times to be ultimately cancelled due to a defect in Proton’s second and upper stage engines. On August 17, a heavy-lift rocket of this type put into orbit a military satellite.


The next commercial Proton launch is scheduled for September 28, when it is to put into orbit a Chinese AsiaSat 9 satellite.

The Amazonas-5 telecommunications satellite was manufactured by the United States’ Space Systems Loral at the order of Spain’s Hispasat. The satellite will be used to provide services of television broadcasting, corporate networks and telephony in South and Central America.

The contract for the launch of the Spanish satellite was signed by International Launch Services, a US subsidiary of Khrunichev Center and the holder of exclusive rights on Proton marketing.

Quelle: TASS