October 14th 2012 - 18:55 UTC

ILS have confirmed the fourth burn completed successfully which was followed by the separation of Intelsat 23!

October 14th 2012 - 12:35 UTC

ILS have confirmed the third Breeze-M burn was completed successfully, it was followed by the jettison of the Auxiliary Propellent Tank which is no longer required. One further burn will occur in just over 5 hours before spacecraft separation at T+9 Hours and 30 Minutes.

October 14th 2012 - 10:16 UTC

Confirmation that the second Breeze-M burn was conducted has been given.

October 14th 2012 - 10:15 UTC

The second Breeze-M burn should be complete. Standing by from confirmation.

October 14th 2012 - 09:50 UTC

The second Breeze-M burn should be underway, the burn will last just over 18 minutes.

October 14th 2012 - 08:50 UTC

T+11:00:00: The first of four Breeze-M burns has begun.

October 14th 2012 - 08:47 UTC

T+10:00:00: The third stage of the Proton-M has now shut down on time as everything continues nominally.

October 14th 2012 - 08:40 UTC

Confirmation of first stage separation as well as second stage ignition has been received.

October 14th 2012 - 08:39 UTC

In what must be the shorted visual launch ever, the rocket is in the thick clouds.

October 14th 2012 - 08:37 UTC

T:0: LAUNCH! The Return to Flight Proton-M has lifted off from Baikonur.

October 11th 2012 - 17:00 UTC

Video of rollout is now available at the bottom of this page.

October 10th 2012 - 17:30 UTC

The Proton-M Rocket with Breeze-M upper stage and Intelsat 23 satellite were rolled out to the launch pad yesterday ahead of launch. Launch has been delayed since August due to the failure of a previous Proton-M rocket. Launch is set for October 12th 2012 at 08:37 UTC - making it a day launch.

October 8th 2012 - 12:30 UTC

The freshly encapsulated Intelsat 23 was mated to the Proton-M rocket ahead of rollout which will occur in the next few days.

October 2nd 2012 - 21:45 UTC

Operations to mate the encapsulated Intelsat 23 and Breeze-M upper stage to the Proton rocket began today and will take the next few days. Launch is set for October 14th at 08:37 UTC after an investigation into the failure of the Telkom 3, Express MD2 mission was completed.

August 10th 2012 - 04:00 UTC

Intelsat 23 was scheduled to launch August 23rd 2012 at 08:57 UTC. It is unknown at this point wether the launch will occur then due to the Proton-M failure to carry Telkom 3 and Express MD2 into orbit. Launch may be postponed until the investigation in the Proton failure launch is complete.