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Message started by on Sep 29th, 2013 at 8:38am

Title: Astra 2E launch 29-9-2013
Post by on Sep 29th, 2013 at 8:38am
Astra 2E

Launch is set for 21:38:10 UTC on Sunday, September 29, 2013 as Proton embarks on its Return to Flight Mission which will be a 9-hour 12-minute flight to deliver the Astra 2E communications satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

The launch will be broadcasted on Astra 19.2, 11626 v 22000 8PSK  in HD and here:

Title: Re: Astra 2E launch 29-9-2013
Post by Admin1 on Oct 2nd, 2013 at 12:33pm
Here is a short video of the successful launch:

This document (5.9 Mbyte pdf - slow to download) provided full technical details of the Proton M launch rocket plus the orbital details:

Briefly: Proton M with a 5-burn Breeze M mission design.
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
Satellite: Astra 2E

Orbit sequence (from above document):

See here on How to embed a YouTube video in this forum.

Best regards, Eric.

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