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 Roscosmos / Tsenki (Live ILS Launch Coverage)

Launch Date: September 11, 2017Launch Updates
Launch Time: 19:23:41 UTCAmazonas 5 Overview
Launch Site: Site 200/39, Baikonur CosmodromeProton-M Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-MCountdown Timeline
Payload: Amazonas 5 (5,900kg)Launch Profile
Ascent Duration: 9 Hours & 12 MinutesRussian Archive
Target Orbit: 4,450 x 35,286km, 22.9°