March 26th 2013 - 10:00 UTC
ILS have confirmed completion of all planned burns and the successful separation of SatMex-8 into orbit at 07:20 UTC.
March 26th 2013 - 19:35 UTC
Video of launch and processing highlights of SatMex-8 are now available in full HD at the bottom of this page.
March 26th 2013 - 19:25 UTC
The first Breeze-M burn completed successfully.
March 26th 2013 - 19:17 UTC
T+10 Mins: The third stage of the Proton-M has shut down and separated from the Breeze-M upper stage.
March 26th 2013 - 19:15 UTC
The payload fairing has separated right on time.
March 26th 2013 - 19:10 UTC
T+3 Mins: The second stage is continuing to burn well.
March 26th 2013 - 19:09 UTC
T+2 Mins: The first stage has shut down and separated from the second stage!
March 26th 2013 - 19:07 UTC
T-0: LIFTOFF! A Russian Proton-M rocket has lifted off from Baikonur with the SatMex-8 satellite onboard.
March 26th 2013 - 19:06 UTC
T-1 Minute and counting, all is going well in Baikonur.
March 26th 2013 - 18:50 UTC
Weather conditions in Baikonur are ideal tonight giving a 'GO' for launch.
March 26th 2013 - 18:00 UTC
The service tower has rolled back from the Proton-M rocket ahead of launch tonight.
March 25th 2013 - 19:45 UTC
A ILS Proton-M rocket was rolled out to the launch pad at Baikonur ahead of launch. Launch is set for March 26th 2013 at 19:07 UTC. The rocket will carry the SatMex-8 satellite into orbit.
SatMex-8 will provide C-band and Ku-band communications for North, Central and South Americas, replacing SatMex-5.
This will be the return to flight launch of a Proton-M since the failure of Yamal-402 in December of last year.