The Astra 1M communications satellite, for Luxembourg-based SES Astra,
was launched by Proton-M/Briz-M on Nov 5, 2008. The Proton reached -986 x 165
km x 51.5 deg; the Briz-M entered a 173 x 174 km parking orbit; after
its third burn, the additional propellant tank was jettisoned in a 311
x 14176 km x 46.9 deg orbit at 0024 UTC on Nov 6. After a fifth burn,
the Briz separated from Astra 1M at 0556 UTC on Nov 6, in a 4983 x 35797
km x 21.5 deg orbit.
By Nov 10 Astra 1M was in a 22543 x 35803 km x 3.8 deg
orbit approaching GEO.