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Chronology of Launches

Amos-4 Launch


CHRONOLOGY OF ACTIVITIES

July 2 - August 2, 2013

Processing the upper stage Block DM-SLB No.6L for launch as a part of ILV Zenit-3SLB.

July 27 - August 7, 2013

Processing SC AMOS-4 (Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel).

August 4, 2013

Filling the upper stage with high-boiling propellant components and compressed gases.

August 8-15, 2013

Filling SC AMOS-4 with propellant components and compressed gases.

August 5-22, 2013

Preparation of PLF (payload fairing) and unified adapter for AU assembly. Integration and standard processing of the upper composite.

July 29 - August 16, 2013

Standard processing of the launch vehicle Zenit-2SB for launch as a part of ILV Zenit-3SLB.

August 17-28, 2013

Integration and standard pre-launch processing of ILV Zenit-3SLB. ILV transfer onto the transporter/erector.

August 28, 2013

The State Commission made a decision to roll out the ILV Zenit-3SLB to the launch pad to continue the ILV processing for launch of the SC AMOS-4.

August 29, 2013

The first launch day. Transporting the ILV to the launch pad. Erecting the ILV on the launch pad. Beginning the ILV pre-launch processing.

August 30, 2013

The second launch day. Critical Launch Readiness Checklist (CLRC). Analysis of the CLRC mode.

August 31 - September 1, 2013

The third launch day. A meeting of the State Commission (a launch readiness review with participation of the Customer). Preparing the launch pad for the prelaunch activities mode. The prelaunch activities mode began on August 31 at 19:05:00 Moscow Time (15:05 UTC). On September 1, 2013, at 00:05 Moscow Time (on August 31 at 20:05 UTC) ILV Zenit-3SLB lifted off with spacecraft AMOS-4.

LAUNCH RESULTS

Spacecraft AMOS-4 weighing 4260 kg was inserted into its intended geotransfer orbit with the following parameters (according to telemetry data at the moment of SC separation):

Perigee altitude,
km
Apogee altitude,
km
Inclination,
deg.
3090
35786
26,85

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