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ILS with first contract for medium version of Proton rocket

International Launch Services, American-Russian joint venture Company which offers Proton rockets launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, announced on October 12, 2016, that they have signed first contract for their new launch vehicle. ILS announced officially, that have signed first contract for using their planned medium version of Proton-M rocket. This launch vehicle is at the moment…
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ILS with new medium Proton !

Probably we will see new medium sized version of Proton rocket operated by International Launch Services sooner then it could be predicted. As we informed on June 28, 2016 (read here), Russian space industry was interested in continuing development of Proton rocket. Russian "Izviestia" quoted first deputy director at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center…
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First contract for Angara 1.2 grabbed by ILS

International Launch Services acquired its first contract for commercial launch of next generation Russian rocket, Angara 1.2. ILS signed agreement with Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for launching in 2020 multipurpose satellite Kompsat-6 known also as Arirang-6. Launch will be performed with Angara 1.2 rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Satellite will be delivered to Sun-synchronous orbit, where it…
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Proton-M with Intelsat-31 on atop launched !

Next success of International Launch Services - Proton-M was launched at 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome. Second launch of Proton-M in 2016 was postponed from yesterday due the technical issues with cable connectors leading from ground infrastructure to the rocket. Service team managed to check cables and launch today was possible at 07:10 GMT. Breezy…
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Launch of the Proton postponed for 9th June 2016

Planned for today commercial launch of the Proton-M rocket with Intelsat-31 broadcasting satellite was delayed for 24 hours. According to International Launch Services, operator of the Proton-M rocket, launch was postponed due the technical problems which appeared before launch planned for 07:10 GMT from Launch Pad 24 in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As it was described…
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ILS success – Eutelsat-9B launched, EDRS became reality

Yesterday, from Baikonur Cosmodrome, on atop of Proton rocket new Eutelsat-9B satellite was launched. It is not only mission of new communication satellite - it is also beginning of independent European data relay system - EDRS. Proton rocket lifted off punctually at 22:20 GMT from launch site LC200/39 in Baikonur Cosmodrome.  After two minutes thirty…
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ILS future after Proton – Angara takes over the reins

ILS present services are based on reliable and proven Proton. But changes are on the horizon. International Launch Services was American-Russian partnership established between Lockheed Martin, Energia and Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in 1995. It was offering launches with Proton (Khrunichev) and Atlas V (Lockheed) rockets; now it is offering full launch services…
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Broadcasting market in constant development – Proton-M with Turksat-4B planned on 10th October 2015.

Planned launch of Turksat-4B, Turkish telecommunication and direct TV broadcasting satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Fast growing TV market demands new possibilities. Turksat company will set expansion of broadcasting services for Turkey, West (Turkey, North Africa, Europe) and East (Turkey, Middle East, Asia). This way company is going to confirm its position in market of broadcasting…
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Proton returns with first flight after 12-month break

International Launch Services managed to return with their Proton rocket after problems with their launch vehicle, which caused 12-month break in ILS flight schedule. Success of today's mission helped in rebuilding positive view of ILS which operates Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Proton which suffered for serious malfunction of the second stage during Intelsat-31 mission…
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News from ILS – new fairing instead Proton Medium

International Launch Services announced about new plans, which can cause that their modification of flagship rocket -Proton-M will be put on the shelf. In the Autumn 2016 it seemed rather sure, that ILS will show medium sized version of Proton-M within following two years. In October 2016 Company even announced, that has first customer for Proton Medium…
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