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XM-Radio-1 Launch


CHRONOLOGY OF ACTIVITIES

November 6, 2000 - December 24, 2000

Activities at Home Port:

  • annual maintenance of Rocket Segment systems;
  • ILV testing and assembly;
  • transfer and ILV Dry Roll-Out.
December 24, 2000 - January 5, 2001

ACS/LP transit to the launch site.

January 6-8, 2001

Pre-launch processing.

January 8, 2001

An attempt is made to launch the Zenit-3SL ILV with the XM Radio-1 spacecraft. The launch was stopped on Mission Director's command (issued 11 s prior to the launch) because the spacecraft was not ready. Due to the fact that the Stage 1 engine was loaded with kerosene and starting fuel the repeat launch without Stage 1 replacement became impossible. Propellant components drain from ILV tanks.

January 9-10, 2001

ILV drying after propellant components drain, ILV reset. Propellant components drain from the Stage 1 propulsion system.

March 29, 2001 - 19 April 2001

ILV testing and assembly aboard ACS.

April 20, 2001

ILV transfer from ACS to LP.

April 21-24, 2001

Performance of two tests under the Dry Roll-Out program.

April 25 - May 5, 2001

ACS/LP transit to the launch site.

May 6-8, 2001

Pre-launch processing.

May 9, 2001

At 2:10 A.M. Moscow Time (May 8, 2001 at 3:10 P.M. Pacific Time) is carried out the seventh launch from the Odyssey Launch Platform under the Sea Launch program. The XM Radio-1 spacecraft is placed into the calculated orbit.

9 May, 2001

Post-launch operations.

LAUNCH RESULTS

The XM Radio-1 spacecraft is placed into the calculated orbit:

Perigee altitude,
km
Apogee altitude,
km
Inclination,
deg.
Perigeeargument,
deg.
906
35786
1,25
180

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