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AMC-14 Proton launch anomaly
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Sunday, 16 March 2008 16:36

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, March 14, 2008 - Khrunichev and International Launch Services regret to announce an anomaly during today's Proton mission with the AMC-14 satellite. The Proton Breeze M rocket lifted off at 5:18 a.m. today local time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the AMC-14 satellite for SES AMERICOM and its customer, EchoStar Corporation.

Preliminary flight information indicates that the anomaly occurred during the second burn of the Breeze M upper stage. The satellite failed to reach the planned orbit. The satellite was built by Lockheed Martin.

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