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Rocket: Proton M with Breeze M upper stage
Payload: AMC 12
Date: Feb. 3, 2005
Time: 0227 GMT (9:27 p.m. EST on Feb. 2)
Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Satellite feed: AMC 4, Transponder 17, C-band, 101° West

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Proton lofts Amazonas
A Russian Proton M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the Amazonas communications satellite that will serve the Americas and Europe. (2min 25sec file)
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Rocket rollout
The fully assembled Proton rocket is rolled to launch pad for its flight to place the Amazonas spacecraft into orbit. (41sec file)
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