November 21st 2012 - 08:01 UTC
Video of the launch is available at the bottom of this page.
November 21st 2012 - 08:00 UTC
EchoStar successfully separated from the Breeze-M 9 hours and 12 minutes into the mission.
November 20th 2012 - 20:30 UTC
Confirmation that the second Breeze-M burn has completed has been received.
November 20th 2012 - 18:50 UTC
Confirmation has been received that the first burn was completed, The Breeze-M will now enter a communication blackout until after the second burn is complete.
November 20th 2012 - 18:45 UTC
The first burn of the Breeze-M is now underway, This burn will last around 7 minutes.
November 20th 2012 - 18:44 UTC
The Proton-M third stage has separated from the upper stage Breeze-M and EchoStar 16.
November 20th 2012 - 18:40 UTC
The vehicle continues on it's journey, Everything is going well.
November 20th 2012 - 18:33 UTC
T+ 2 Minutes: The first stage has separated from the second stage. Confirmation that all four second stage engines have ignited!
November 20th 2012 - 18:32 UTC
The first stage is operating nominally.
November 20th 2012 - 18:31 UTC
T-0: LAUNCH! An ILS Proton-M rocket launched from Baikonur carrying the EchoStar 16 satellite.
November 20th 2012 - 18:30 UTC
T-30 Seconds: Everything is go at Baikonur.
November 20th 2012 - 18:20 UTC
Everything is GO for launch this evening as weather conditions are clear skies.
November 19th 2012 - 14:50 UTC
A ILS Proton-M rocket was rolled out to the launch pad at Baikonur ahead of launch. Launch is set for November 20th 2012 at 18:31 UTC. The rocket will carry the EchoStar 16 satellite into orbit.
EchoStar 16 has 32 Ku-Band transponders which will provide additional services for the DISH Network in the United States.