Proton to Launch Amazonas 5
Russia's Proton Rocket is ready for its third flight in 2017, targeting a September 11 liftoff with the Amazonas 5 satellite destined for a Geostationary Transfer Orbit to embark on a 15-year mission. Operated by Spanish company Hispasat, Amazonas 5 will be parked over South America to deliver TV services via Ku-Band and Internet connectivity via a high-throughput Ka-Band payload.
Carrying the 5,900kg Amazonas 5, the Proton-M is set for a standard ten-minute ride into a sub-orbital trajectory before the Briz-M upper stage takes over for a five-burn, nine-hour mission profile to methodically increase the orbital altitude and reduce inclination.
Live Video by International Launch Services (Russian Launch Coverage)
|Launch Date: September 11, 2017||Launch Updates|
|Launch Time: 19:23:41 UTC||Amazonas 5 Overview|
|Launch Site: Site 200/39, Baikonur Cosmodrome||Proton-M Launch Vehicle|
|Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M||Countdown Timeline|
|Payload: Amazonas 5 (5,900kg)||Launch Profile|
|Ascent Duration: 9 Hours & 12 Minutes||Russian Archive|
|Target Orbit: 4,450 x 35,286km, 22.9°|