Launch News Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A, January 29/30, 2016

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This is the 1st commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 92nd ILS Proton mission since the first commercial flight of the Proton in April 1996.

This is the 11th Eutelsat satellite launched with Proton and the 21st Airbus-built satellite launched on Proton.

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Launch location:

Baikonur Launch pad no. 200/39 46° 2'23.85"N, 63° 1'54.98"E

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Launch dates and times:

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Baikonur / UTC+6
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Moscow / UTC+3
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Universal / UTC
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Washington / EST
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Los Angeles / PST
Launch time (Primary):
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04:20:09​
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01:20:09​
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22:20:09​
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17:20:09​
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14:20:09​
on:
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Jan. 30, 2016
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Jan. 30, 2016
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Jan. 29, 2016
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Jan. 29, 2016
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Jan. 29, 2016

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[highlight][eventTimer]2016-01-29 22:20:09?before|after;%dd% Days %hh% Hours %mm% Minutes %ss% Seconds %c%[/eventTimer] Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A Launch[/highlight]​

Live Coverage Of The Launch:


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Eutelsat 9B / EDRS A communication satellite:

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Mission Summary
Astrium has been selected in October 2011 by Eutelsat Communications to build Eutelsat 9B, a high-power broadcast satellite addressing high-growth video markets in Europe, to be launched at the end of 2014 and located at Eutelsat’s 9°E video neighbourhood.

Over its 15-year mission lifetime, EUTELSAT 9B will operate up to 66 Ku-band transponders connected to a broad European widebeam and four regional beams over European countries. It will increase Eutelsat’s capacity for video services in Europe, providing wide coverage for channels seeking maximum reach into satellite homes and terrestrial headends, as well as regional footprints addressing linguistic markets for digital TV in Italy, Germany, Greece and the Nordic/Baltic regions.

In addition to its broadcast mission, EUTELSAT 9B will host the EDRS A data relay payload for the European Data Relay Satellite System being implemented through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between Astrium and ESA. The EDRS system of telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbit will enable very high data rate, bi-directional data relay communications between Low Earth Orbit Earth observation satellites and an associated ground segment.

{colsp=2}Summary
Parameter | Value
Working Orbit:​
| GEO
Orbital Location:​
| 9° East
Coverage:​
| Europe, Central Asia, Middle East
ApA at separation:​
| 35696 km
PeA at separation:​
| 4444 km
Inc at separation:​
| 12.8°

Characteristics|
Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A
Customer:​
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  • Eutelsat/ESA
Prime contractor:​
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  • Airbus Defence and Space
Platform:​
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  • Eurostar 3000
Mass at Separation:​
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  • 5175 kg
Dry Mass:​
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  • ?
Stabilization:​
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  • 3 axis stabilized
Dimensions (stowed):​
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  • ?
Batteries:​
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  • ?
Payload:​
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  • 66 Ku-band transponders
  • EDRS-A laser data relay package
Life time:​
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  • 15 years
Coverage:​
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  • E9B_Predicted_Ku-band_Germany_A_Downlink_Coverage.jpg


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  • E9B_Predicted_Ku-band_Germany_Ge_Downlink_Coverage.jpg


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  • E9B_Predicted_Ku-band_Greece_Downlink_Coverage.jpg


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  • E9B_Predicted_Ku-band_Italy_Downlink_Coverage.jpg


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  • E9B_Predicted_Ku-band_Nordic_Baltic_Downlink_Coverage.jpg



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Launch Vehicle:

{colsp=2}Characteristics

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Proton-M / Briz-M
Prime contractor:​
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  • Khrunichev Space Centre
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GRAU Index:​
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  • 8K82KM
Height:​
| 58.2 m with upper stage and payload fairing

Diameter:​
| max 7.4 m

Liftoff mass:​
| 705 metric tonnes

Payload mass:​
| ~22 tonnes at LEO

1st stage:​
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  • 6 X RD-275 engines
  • Empty 30.6 tonnes
  • Propellants 419.41 tonnes (UDMH and NTO)
  • Thrust in vacuum 1069.8 tonnes of force
  • Thrust at sea level 971.4 tonnes of force
2nd stage:​
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  • 1 X RD-0211 engine 3 X RD-0210 engines
  • Empty 11.4 tonnes
  • Propellants 156.113 tonnes (UDMH and NTO)
  • Thrust in vacuum 237.4 tonnes of force
3rd stage:​
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  • 1 X RD-0213 engine & 1 X RD-0214 vernier engine
  • Empty 3.7 tonnes
  • Propellants 46.562 tonnes (UDMH and NTO)
  • Thrust in vacuum 59.36 (core) + 3.15 (vernier) tonnes of force
Upper Stage:​
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  • GRAU Index: 14S43
  • Common Name: Briz-M
  • Designer & Manufacturer: Khrunichev Space Centre
  • Dimensions: Length 2.654 m, Diameter 4 m
  • Empty Mass 2.2 tonnes
  • Propellants 6 660 kg UDMH + 13 260 kg N2O4
  • Flight time: no less than 24 hours
  • Main Engine: 1 X 14D30
  • Thrust in vacuum 2.0 tonnes of force
  • ISP 328.6 s
  • Main engine restarts: up to 8 times
  • Precision Manoeuvering Engines: 4 X 11D458
  • Thrust in vacuum 400 N each
  • ISP 252 s
  • RCS Engines: 12 X 17D58E
  • Thrust in vacuum 13.3 N each
  • ISP 274 s
Payload Fairing:​
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  • Diameter 4.35 m
  • Length 11.6 m

The vehicle's reliability statistics according to http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/log2016.html#rate:

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Vehicle     Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                             Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
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Proton-M/Briz-M   77    86    .90  .89      4    05/16/15 2001-


Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A Ascent Profile
The Proton-M first three stages place the orbital unit (OU), which consists of a Breeze-M upper stage, adapter system and Turksat 4B, into a 51.5° inclination suborbital trajectory.

Proton-M powered flight lasts 582 seconds. The OU powered flight begins at the moment of the third stage separation.

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Immediately after the separation of the third stage booster, the Breeze-M stability engines start, damping the angular velocities of the third stage separation and then providing orbital unit orientation and stability during coast flight along a suborbital trajectory to await the first burn. The upper stage follows a five-burn injection profile.

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Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A Ascent Timeline

Event|Time rel lift-off|Time UTC|Comment
Ignition Start Sequence|-00:00:02.5|22:20:06.5|
Stage 1 Ignition (40% thrust)|-00:00:01.75|22:20:07.25|
Command Stage 1 (100% thrust)|-00:00:00.9|22:20:08.1|
Maximum Dynamic Pressure|00:01:02|22:21:11|
1st/2nd Stage Separation|00:02:00|22:22:09|
2nd/3rd Stage Separation|00:05:27|22:25:36|
Payload Fairing Separation|00:05:47|22:25:56|
3rd Stage/Breeze M Separation|00:09:42|22:29:51|
1st Burn Ignition|00:11:16|22:31:25|
1st Burn Shutdown|00:15:47|22:35:56|1st Burn's Duration 00:04:31
2nd Burn Ignition|01:07:33|23:27:42|
2nd Burn Shutdown|01:25:17|23:45:26|2nd Burn's Duration 00:17:44
3rd Burn Ignition|03:28:12|01:48:21|
3rd Burn Shutdown|03:41:53|02:02:02|3rd Burn's Duration 00:13:41
APT Jettison|03:42:43|02:02:52|
4th Burn Ignition|03:44:10|02:04:19|
4th Burn Shutdown|03:48:01|02:08:10|4th Burn's Duration 00:03:51
5th Burn Ignition|08:51:48|07:11:57|
5th Burn Shutdown|08:59:55|07:20:04|5th Burn's Duration 00:08:07
Spacecraft Separation|09:12:00|07:32:09|

Weather forecast for Baikonur, Kazakhstan on October 17, 2015 (5 a.m.)

Cloudy with snow developing late. High around 0C. Winds SSE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of snow 80%. Snowfall of 2-3cm.

Time|Temps|Dew Point|Relative Humidity|Precip|Snow|Cloud cover|Pressure|Wind|Weather
5 AM|-9°C|-11°C|87%|0%|0%|20%|1026 hPa|8 km/h SSE|
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Clear

References
http://www.federalspace.ru
http://tvroscosmos.ru
http://www.khrunichev.ru
http://www.ilslaunch.com
http://tihiy.fromru.com/Rn/RN_Proton.htm
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/turksat-4b.htm
http://www.eutelsat.com
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/EDRS/
http://www.airbusdefenceandspace.com/
http://www.tsenki.com
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com
http://english.wunderground.com/q/locid:KZXX0055
 
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Second-stage combustion with two payload fairings captured

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Taken by Ruslan Barsukov on January 30, 2016 @ Altai Krai


Camera Used: NIKON COOLPIX P7100
Exposure Time: 6000/100
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Date Taken: 2016:01:30 05:32:35

Details:

The bright trace is created by the combustion of the second-stage rocket and the two faint traces originate from the fairing wings as the “Proton-M” put the French communication satellite “Eutelsat 9B” into orbit from from Baikonur 30.01.2016 at 01 : 20 ​​MSK.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indi...d=122321&PHPSESSID=s73uhc5v2ket942vl23q653ff2
 
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