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  • 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 […]

  • Proton-M launch with Sirius FM-6 satellite aboard set for October 20

    Jeff DarlingOctober 17th, 2013

    October 20, 2013 is the scheduled launch date for a Proton-M rocket to launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the American Sirius FM-6 radio satellite.