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  • Proton Breeze-M with Express-AM7 successfully launched

    Joe LatrellMarch 19th, 2015

    Continuing a launch heritage of more than 400 flights, a Proton M rocket successfully lofted the Express-AM7 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit. The picture perfect launch of the Proton Breeze-M (Briz) version of the booster lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:05 EDT (22:05 UTC).

  • ASTRA 2G communications satellite launch delayed due to faulty Proton

    Jacques van OeneNovember 26th, 2014

    The 7th Proton rocket launch of 2014 and the 400th launch overall for the venerable booster, since first lifting off in 1965, was set for flight at 03:24 a.m. (4:24 p.m. EST) on Nov. 28, from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Proton M variant of the launch vehicle, contracted under an International Launch Services (ILS) […]

  • Cupid’s got nothing on Proton as rocket delivers Turksat-4A to orbit

    Jason RhianFebruary 14th, 2014

    The steppes of Kazakhstan trembled under the fury unleashed by an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Briz-M rocket. Liftoff occurred at 4:09 p.m. EST (21:09 GMT) from the Baikonur, Cosmodrome’s Launch Pad 24. The payload for today’s launch was the Turksat-4A communications satellite which will provide a variety of services to points in Europe, Central […]

  • ILS prepares Valentine’s Day treat with launch of Turksat 4A on Proton rocket

    Jason RhianFebruary 13th, 2014

    The jointly-owned launch service provider International Launch Services (ILS) is poised to send the Turksat 4A communications satellite orbit on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. ILS will launch the commercial spacecraft atop a Proton Briz-M rocket at 4:09 p.m. EST (2109 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrone located in Kazakhstan. This will be the first time that […]

  • Proton Breeze-M launches with Sirius FM-6

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2013

    Coming off the heels of a very tumultuous period, the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos sent a Proton Breeze-M rocket aloft at 2:08 p.m. EDT (18:08 p.m.GMT) Friday, Oct. 25 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Launch Pad 39. Today’s flight served to bolster confidence in the Proton launch vehicle after the July 2, 2013 launch of […]

  • Launch of Proton rocket with Sirius FM-6 delayed – UPDATE

    Jason RhianOctober 20th, 2013

    The launch of a Proton Breeze M rocket with the Sirius FM-6 satellite, which was scheduled to take place today, has been postponed for at least 24 hours. The delay was caused by issues revolving around the satellite ground station network required for the launch and early orbital operations of the Sirius spacecraft. Khrunichev State […]