BY JUSTIN RAY
November 30, 2000 -- Follow the countdown and launch of the Proton rocket launching the Sirius 3 spacecraft for Sirius Satellite Radio. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
The International Launch Services Proton rocket lifts off with the Sirius 3 digital radio broadcasting satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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The first stage of the Proton rocket separates as the second stage ignites while boosting the Sirius 3 satellite into orbit. Source video: ILS (236k, 21sec QuickTime file).
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Watch the planned sequence of events as the Proton rocket carries the Sirius 3 digital radio broadcasting satellite into orbit.
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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
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Proton - Description of the Russian-made rocket used in this launch.
Sirius - Learn more about the Sirius Satellite Radio system, the spacecraft and orbits.