Spaceflight Now: Proton launch report

Sirius 3 launch timeline
Posted: November 30, 2000

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+0:01:10
Stage two ignition T+0:02:00
Stage one/two separation T+0:02:06.7
Stage two engine shut down T+0:05:30.0
Stage two/three separation T+0:05:32.0
Stage three main engine ignition T+0:05:35.0
Payload fairing jettison T+0:05:44
Stage three main engine shutdown T+0:09:30
Stage three/Block DM upper stage separation T+0:09:49
Block DM first burn ignition T+0:43:50
Block DM first burn shutdown T+0:49:55
Block DM second burn ignition T+2:03:17
Block DM second burn shutdown T+2:05:10
Block DM/Sirius 2 payload separation T+2:25:10

Data source: International Launch Services.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Proton/Block DM
Payload: Sirius 3
Launch date: Nov. 30, 2000
Launch window: 1959:47 GMT (2:59:47 p.m. EST)
Launch site: LC 81, Pad 23, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

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

Sirius - Learn more about the Sirius Satellite Radio system, the spacecraft and orbits.