WATCH LIVE WEBCAST. Tonight, Sunday, September 29, ILS Proton is set the launch the Astra 2E satellite at 23.38 CET (21.38 GMT).
The launch can be followed live on a special webcast. Live streaming will begin approximately ten minutes before liftoff.
The launch can also be seen on the Astra satellite postion of 19.2 degrees East. The live broadcast will be available on 11,023 MHz/H (SR 22.000, FEC 5/6).
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the Astra 2E satellite on board.
The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M Upper Stage and the Astra 2E satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory.
From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.
Separation of the Astra 2E satellite is scheduled to occur approximately nine hours, 12 minutes after liftoff.
Astra 2E will carry Ku- and Ka-band payloads for the delivery of DTH and next generation broadband services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Built by Astrium, Astra 2E will bring replacement and growth capacity at 28.2 degrees East.