Launch News Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Inmarsat 5-F3, August 28, 2015

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Hmm....lemme see......how many times did I wrote about the "Nightmare of Baikonur" coming back after being knocked out time after time? :hmm:

One...Two...Three...Four...Five...

...oh dear, this is the sixth one already!? I'm now lost for words to say! (certainly not "Welcome back Proton!" because I know that a few launches later it might got knocked out again :uhh:)

Well OK then, after yet another failure with the Proton on May 16th (and the first time an ILS passenger failed to reach any useful orbit since 2008), it....is....back. Not that many expect it to start performing reliably all of a sudden, but with the Russians still doesn't have another operational heavy lift launcher and a few remaining commercial passengers still waiting for their ride, Proton cannot afford to be knocked out yet again, especially after celebrating its 50th anniversary of service since its first flight on July 16, 1965.

One of the customers anxiously waiting for this moment is the international maritime, aviation and mobile communication provider Inmarsat. Their deployment of their 5th generation satellites have been greatly delayed by various incidents on the Proton, and many of the customers (like dozens of airlines for their in flight wi-fi service, the US government and ships) are waiting for deployment completion. Those at Inmarsat must be hoping for this Proton to behave just like it did for the first two Inmarsat satellites in December 2013 and this February. :shifty:

Good luck! :hailprobe:

This is the 3rd commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 90th ILS Proton mission since the first commercial flight of the Proton in April 1996.

This is the 5th Inmarsat satellite launched with Proton and the 19th Boeing-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:

{colsp=6}Launch times

Time Zone |
Baikonur / UTC+6
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Moscow / UTC+3
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Universal / UTC
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Washington / EDT
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Los Angeles / PDT
Launch time (Primary):
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17:44:00​
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14:44:00​
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11:44:00​
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07:44:00​
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04:44:00​
on:
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Aug. 28, 2015
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Aug. 28, 2015
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Aug. 28, 2015
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Aug. 28, 2015
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Aug. 28, 2015

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[highlight][eventTimer]2015-08-28 11:44:00?before|after;%dd% Days %hh% Hours %mm% Minutes %ss% Seconds %c%[/eventTimer] Inmarsat 5-F3 Launch[/highlight]​

Live Coverage Of The Launch:


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Inmarsat 5-F3 communication satellite:

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Mission Summary
Inmarsat ordered three Ka-band Inmarsat-5 satellites in August 2010 from Boeing for about $1 billion to deliver faster broadband to its commercial and government customers by end-2014.

The fixed-price contract, with options, calls for three BSS-702HP commercial spacecraft that will operate in geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage.

Each Inmarsat-5 satellite will carry 89 Ka-band beams that will operate in geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage. The satellites are designed to generate approximately 15 kilowatts of power at the start of service and approximately 13.8 kilowatts at the end of their 15-year design life. To generate such high power, each spacecraft's two solar wings employ five panels each of ultra triple-junction gallium arsenide solar cells. The BSS-702HP carries the xenon ion propulsion system (XIPS) for all on-orbit maneuvering. When operational, the Inmarsat-5 satellites will provide Inmarsat with a comprehensive range of global mobile satellite services, including mobile broadband communications for deep-sea vessels, in-flight connectivity for airline passengers and streaming high-resolution video, voice and data.

The Boeing satellites will provide Inmarsat with the ability to adapt to shifting subscriber usage patterns of high data rates, specialized applications and evolving demographics over a projected 15-year lifetime. In a separate arrangement, Boeing has also entered into a distribution partnership with Inmarsat to provide L- and Ka-band capacity to key users within the U.S. government.

The Inmarsat-5 spacecraft are compatible with the Ariane, Sea Launch, Proton and Atlas launch vehicles. Launch services were procured by Inmarsat.

In October 2013, Inmarsat ordered a fourth satellite as a spare.

{colsp=2}Summary
Parameter | Value
Working Orbit:​
| GEO
Orbital Location:​
| 180° East
Coverage:​
| Pacific Ocean, East Asia, America
ApA at separation:​
| 65000 km
PeA at separation:​
| 4341 km
Inc at separation:​
| 26.75°

Characteristics|
Inmarsat 5-F3
Customer:​
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  • Inmarsat
Prime contractor:​
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  • Boeing
Platform:​
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  • BSS-702HP
Mass at Separation:​
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  • 6070 kg
Dry Mass:​
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  • 3750 kg
Stabilization:​
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  • 3 axis stabilized
Dimensions (stowed):​
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  • 6.98 x 3.12 x 3.67 m
Batteries:​
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  • Two solar array wings each with five panels of gallium arsenide solar cells, providing 13.8 kW at end of life
Payload:​
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  • 89 Ka-band transponders
Life time:​
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  • 15 years
Coverage:​
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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/log2015.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   73    82    .89  .88      0    05/16/15 2001-


Inmarsat 5-F3 Ascent Profile
The Proton-M first three stages place the orbital unit (OU), which consists of a Breeze-M upper stage, adapter system and Inmarsat 5-F3, 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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Inmarsat 5-F3 Ascent Timeline

Event|Time rel lift-off|Time UTC|Comment
Ignition Start Sequence|-00:00:02.5|11:43:57.5|
Stage 1 Ignition (40% thrust)|-00:00:01.75|11:43:58.25|
Command Stage 1 (100% thrust)|-00:00:00.9|11:43:59.1|
Maximum Dynamic Pressure|00:01:02|11:45:02|
1st/2nd Stage Separation|00:02:00|11:46:00|
2nd/3rd Stage Separation|00:05:27|11:49:27|
Payload Fairing Separation|00:05:47|11:49:47|
3rd Stage/Breeze M Separation|00:09:42|11:53:42|
1st Burn Ignition|00:11:16|11:55:16|
1st Burn Shutdown|00:15:43|11:59:43|1st Burn's Duration 00:04:27
2nd Burn Ignition|01:50:30|13:34:30|
2nd Burn Shutdown|02:10:04|13:54:04|2nd Burn's Duration 00:19:34
3rd Burn Ignition|04:23:49|16:07:49|
3rd Burn Shutdown|04:33:13|16:17:13|3rd Burn's Duration 00:09:24
APT Jettison|04:34:03|16:18:03|
4th Burn Ignition|04:35:30|16:19:30|
4th Burn Shutdown|04:43:57|16:27:57|4th Burn's Duration 00:08:27
5th Burn Ignition|15:15:05|02:59:05|
5th Burn Shutdown|15:18:34|03:02:34|5th Burn's Duration 00:03:29
Spacecraft Separation|15:31:00|03:15:00|

Weather forecast for Baikonur, Kazakhstan on August 28, 2015 (6 p.m.)

Plentiful sunshine. High 28C. Winds light and variable.

Time|Temps|Dew Point|Relative Humidity|Precip|Snow|Cloud cover|Pressure|Wind|Weather
6 PM|27°C|6°C|27%|0%|0%|1%|1021 hPa|5 km/h NNW|
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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/inmarsat-5.htm
http://www.inmarsat.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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It says : "Данная страница на сервере отсутствует."

Which means : "This page on the server is missing." :(
 

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The launch report has been completed. :tiphat:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9IBVRi5S-c"]Вывоз РКН Протон-М с КА Inmarsat 5 F3 - YouTube[/ame]
 

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So far, so good and the Briz-M is now ready for its 3rd and 4th burns. :thumbup:


 

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According to ILS and Inmarsat, the remaining burns were successful and the spacecraft has separated from the launcher. There's still no word on the official orbital parameters but all companies involved in this launch call it a success.
 
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