Spaceflight Now: Proton launch report

ASTRA 2C launch timeline
Posted: June 14, 2001

Event Time (h:mm:ss)
Stage one ignition T-0:00:01.6
Begin stage one thrust to 100% T-0:00:00
Liftoff T+0:00:00.57
Stage one thrust to 100% T+0:00:01
Maximum dynamic pressure T+0:01:06
Stage two ignition T+0:02:00
Stage one/two separation T+0:02:06.7
Stage two engine shut down T+0:05:34.4
Stage two/three separation T+0:05:35.1
Stage three main engine ignition T+0:05:40.5
Payload fairing jettison T+0:05:44.2
Stage three main engine shutdown T+0:09:38
Stage three/Block DM upper stage separation T+0:09:54
Block DM first burn ignition T+1:13:45
Block DM first burn shutdown T+1:20:22
Block DM second burn ignition T+6:32:57
Block DM second burn shutdown T+6:34:56
Block DM/PAS-10 payload separation T+6:54:56

Data source: International Launch Services.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Proton/Block DM
Payload: ASTRA 2C
Launch date: June 16, 2001
Launch time: 0149 GMT (9:49 p.m. EDT on June 15)
Launch site: LC 81, Pad 23, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 5, Trans. 23, C-band

Pre-launch briefing
Proton - Description of the Russian-made rocket used in this launch.

ASTRA 2C - Learn more about the Proton's satellite cargo.