BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, March 21, 2010 – ILS Proton Breeze M launched from Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome at
00:27 today local time (14:27 EDT, 18:27 GMT) successfully carried the Echostar XIV satellite into orbit today for DISH Network L.L.C. Breeze M successfully released the satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit after a nine-hour,
10-minute mission. Echostar
more than 6.3 metric tons, is the heaviest satellite launched on ILS
Proton to date.
Intelsat S.A. announced today that its Intelsat 4 satellite (IS-4), located at 72° East Longitude, experienced an anomaly on 1 February 2010 at approximately 00:18 GMT. Intelsat is working with affected customers to identify restoration capacity.