Spacecraft Astra 2E launched into the target orbit

September 30 at 10:00. 50 minutes. MSK according to cyclogram flight after separation from the upper stage "Breeze-M" spacecraft (SC) ‘Astra 2E "launched into the target orbit and transmitted to the control of the customer launch.

 Launch of a space rocket "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" (production — Khrunichev. Khrunichev) and the SC "Astra 2E" was made in 1:00 MSK 38 minutes from the launch complex area 200 cosmodrome Baikonur launchers calculations of rocket-space industry. Live webcast launch was conducted on the TV channel "Russia 24". Spacecraft "Astra 2E" is designed to provide services to broadcasting, VSAT and broadband services in Europe and the Middle East.

Separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage "Breeze-M" has occurred in the estimated time, through 09 hours 12 min after the start. Mass of the satellite at the department was 6,020 kg. The satellite delivered to the customer.

SC Astra 2E is manufactured by EADS Astrium (France). The new satellite is placed in a geostationary orbit at 28.2 degrees east longitude. Cputnik, equipped with 60 Ku-band transponders and three broadband Ka-band transponders, will provide direct TV broadcast services and broadband services in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The contract for the use of the carrier rocket "Proton-M" to launch the spacecraft SES-6 entered the Russian-American joint venture International Launch Services Inc. (ILS) (

For ILS is the fifth in 2013, and the 82nd launch of "Proton" since the start of its commercial operation in April 1996.

Booster heavy class "Proton" is developed and produced by Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Research and Production Space Center of MV Khrunichev. " Upgraded "Proton-M", equipped with an upper stage "Breeze-M", is able to deliver to geosynchronous transfer orbit a payload of more than 6 tons

"Proton" in the twenty-third time was used to remove the payload on behalf of SES. In addition, it was the 17th launch of this vehicle with the spacecraft, manufactured by Astium.

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