April 16th 2013 - 09:00 UTC

Anik G1 was successfully placed into orbit after five Breeze-M burns at 03:48 UTC.

April 15th 2013 - 20:10 UTC

Videos of launch and processing highlights of the Anik G1 mission are now available at the bottom of this page.

April 15th 2013 - 18:55 UTC

T+16 Minutes: The Breeze-M has shut down on time, there are four more burns until Spacecraft separation. The next will occur in about 50 minutes and will last around 18 minutes.

April 15th 2013 - 18:49 UTC

T+12 Minutes: The first Breeze-M burn is underway, this burn will last just over four minutes.

April 15th 2013 - 18:47 UTC

T+10 Minutes: The third stage of the Proton-M has successfully separated from the Breeze-M upper stage.

April 15th 2013 - 18:43 UTC

T+7 Minutes: ILS have confirmed that the second stage has separated as well as the payload fairing.

April 15th 2013 - 18:38 UTC

T+3 Minutes: All four second stage engines are burning well.

April 15th 2013 - 18:38 UTC

T+2 Minutes: The second stage has ignited, quickly followed by separation of the first stage.

April 15th 2013 - 18:37 UTC

T+1 Minute: Everything continues well in this the second Proton-M launch of 2013.

April 15th 2013 - 18:36 UTC

T-0: LIFTOFF! A Russian Proton-M rocket has lifted off from Baikonur carrying the Anik G1 satellite.

April 15th 2013 - 18:30 UTC

Weather at Baikonur is 'GO' for launch.

April 15th 2013 - 18:25 UTC

This will be the 385th Proton Launch overall, the 79th ILS Proton Launch and the 2nd ILS Proton Launch this year.

April 15th 2013 - 17:45 UTC

The Mobile Service Tower has now retracted away from the rocket into it's launch position.

April 12th 2013 - 15:30 UTC

Anik G1 and it's Proton-M rocket rolled out to the launch pad this morning in Baikonur.

April 11th 2013 - 15:00 UTC

Yesterday the completed Proton-M was rolled out to the fuelling station where the Breeze-M upperstage tanks will be filled ahead of launch.

April 8th 2013 - 23:00 UTC

The completed upperstage assembly of the Anik G1 spacecraft and Breeze-M upperstage were taken and mated to the Proton-M rocket. The completed vehicle will be rolled out to the launch pad in the next few days as work progresses towards launch on April 15th at 18:36 UTC.

April 7th 2013 - 15:00 UTC

Anik G1 was encapsulated in the Proton-M payload fairing on April 4th and April 5th ahead of rollout that will occur next week.