August 7th 2012 - 02:30 UTC

It is being reported the third of four planned burns of the Breeze-M upper stage failed. Russian reports state the burn lasted only 7 seconds rather than a planned 18 minutes and 5 seconds. An investigation is underway however it is reported that the satellites are likely irrecoverable and lost.

August 6th 2012 - 20:58 UTC

The Breeze-M upper stage has shut down. Two more burns are due before payload separation.

August 6th 2012 - 20:40 UTC

The Breeze-M upper stage has ignited for a second burn.

August 6th 2012 - 20:32 UTC

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

August 6th 2012 - 20:15 UTC

T+45 minutes. The upper stage is continuing it's programmed flight.

August 6th 2012 - 19:41 UTC

The final Proton-M stage has cut off and separated on time, The upper stage will do the remaining of the burns.

August 6th 2012 - 19:33 UTC

T+2 Minutes: The first stage has cut off and separated on time.

August 6th 2012 - 19:30 UTC

LIFT OFF: A Proton-M rocket has launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan carrying the Telkom 3 and Express MD2 communication satellites.

August 6th 2012 - 19:10 UTC

T-20 Minutes and counting: The launch gantry has been rolled away from the rocket. Everything is going well in tonights countdown of a Proton-M carrying two communications satellites.

August 3rd 2012 - 17:15 UTC

The entire launcher vehicle, the Proton-M, was rolled out to the launch pad today after being given the approval yesterday by state officials.

August 2nd 2012 - 00:30 UTC

The Proton-M vehicle was rolled into the fuelling station where the Breeze-M will be fuelled ahead of launch. Launch is set for August 6th 2012 at 19:31 UTC.