Proton Launches Eutelsat W7

A Russian Proton / Breeze M launch vehicle lifted off from Baikonur at 7:19 AM Phoenix time 24 November. 9 hours and 12 minutes later, the Breeze M released the Eutelsat W7 communications satellite in a Geo Stationary Orbit. International Launch Services (ILS) was responsible for the mission. The 5,627 kg W7 satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space and has a 15 year life expectancy.

Ignition

 

Ignition. Credit: http://www.zenite.nu

Liftoff

 

Liftoff. Credit: http://www.zenite.nu

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