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Khrunichev Space Center: Proton M Mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome Successfully Completed

The Proton M booster with the Breeze M upper stage that was launched on April 19, 2018, at 01:12 am Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has successfully delivered a Russian military payload into orbit.

This was the first  launch in 2018 and the 417th launch overall of the Proton launch vehicle (including all its modifications starting in 1965).

The Proton launch vehicle and the Breeze M upper stage were developed and are manufactured at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, a part of the Roscosmos State Corporation.

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES (ILS) SECURES ADDITIONAL LAUNCH ORDERS FOR PROTON MEDIUM VEHICLE

ILS, a leading provider of commercial launch services, announced multiple launch assignments for Proton Medium launches that will include the use of both the 4.35 meter and the new 5.2 meter payload fairing. The missions will take place beginning in late 2019 from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES (ILS) AND EFFECTIVE SPACE ANNOUNCE THE ILS PROTON BREEZE M LAUNCH OF TWO SATELLITE-SERVICING SPACE DRONE™ SPACECRAFT IN 2020

ILS, a U.S.-based leading global commercial launch services provider and UK headquartered Effective Space announce their intent to contract to deliver two of Effective Space’s SPACE DRONE™ spacecraft into orbit. The Proton Breeze M rideshare launch is planned for 2020 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

PROTON CONTINUES TO REINVENT ITSELF TO COMPETE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by its manufacturer is restoring the reliability for which the vehicle has long been known.

ILS AT SATELLITE 2018

ILS NOMINATED FOR TWO SPACENEWS AWARDS

Voting for the SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation is now open at SpaceNews.com. The awards honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations.

International Launch Services (ILS) is a finalist in two categories: Corporate Leader of the Year - ILS President Kirk Pysher, and Turnaround of the Year - ILS.

A look at each category:

ILS PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES THE ASIASAT 9 SATELLITE FOR ASIASAT

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 29, 2017 – International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the AsiaSat 9 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong. This was the 3rd commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 96th ILS Proton launch overall.

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES THE AMAZONAS 5 SATELLITE

International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the Amazonas 5 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for HISPASAT. It was the second HISPASAT satellite launched on ILS Proton.

MEDIA ADVISORY: ILS PROTON TO LAUNCH AMAZONAS 5

Live Webcast:
The live webcast can be viewed at http://amazonas5.imgondemand.com

The webcast begins at 15:00 ET on September 11, 2017 and concludes at 15:45 ET.
ILS Proton Lift off is at 15:23 ET.

Payload:
AMAZONAS 5 communications satellite
SSL 1300

Separated spacecraft mass:
Approx. 5900 kg (13,007 lbs)

Launch Vehicle:
ILS Proton Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload 58.2 m (191 ft)

Launch Date:
September 12, 2017

Launch Time: 01:23:41 Baikonur

ILS ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, PETER STIER

Peter Stier has been appointed Vice President of Sales for International Launch Services (ILS), leading the global sales activities for the company with overall responsibility for Customer interaction and satisfaction. ILS, a leader in launch services for over 22 years, markets Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, and Angara 1.2 launch services to satellite operators worldwide. “I’ve been fortunate to work alongside Peter for many years in the launch business. He is a proven leader with a solid record of accomplishment in establishing and building partnerships across the industry.

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