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Astra 2E launch 29-9-2013

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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: http://astra2e.imgondemand.com/Flash.aspx.
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Reply #1 - 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: http://www.ilslaunch.com/sites/default/files/pdf/A2E%20Mission%20Overview%20fina...

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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