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Date: January 30, 2016
Launch Vehicle: Proton Breeze M
Payload: Eutelsat 9B
Launch Site: Baikonur

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Launched today, January 30 at 01:20 msk from Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Proton Breeze M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) successfully delivered the Eutelsat 9 B telecom satellite into orbit. This first launch of 2016 is the 410th mission in Protons history.
Today, on 30 January, a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle carrying the Eutelsat-9B communications satellite lifted off from Baikonur at 1:20 a.m. Moscow Time.Separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage is expected on 30 January at 10 hours 32 minutes msk, i.e. 9 hours and 12 minutes after the liftoff. Separated spacecraft mass: approximately 5,162kg. This was the first Proton launch of 2016.
This morning, the Proton-M Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV)/the Eutelsat 9B spacecraft stack was erected on the launch pad of Area 200. Specialists from Khrunichev and other space industry entities have proceeded with the operations required by on-pad Day 1 schedule. The launch of Proton-M ILV / Eutelsat-9B satellite is scheduled for 30 January 2016, at 01:20 msk, marking the first Proton launch this year. The year 2015 saw eight Proton launches.
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International Launch Services (ILS) successfully placed the EUTELSAT 9B satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit today, for Eutelsat Communications of Paris, France. With this mission, ILS, a leader in providing mission integration and launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, completed its 92nd Proton launch overall and 1st Proton launch of 2016.
The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the EUTELSAT 9B satellite has been delayed two days due to weather-related logistical issues associated with the nominal delivery of the second stage solid retro rockets. The launch vehicle processing continues without any technical issues, including the retro rockets, and the spacecraft remains in a safe configuration at the launch site.The launch has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30 at 04:20:09 local time in Baikonur.
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