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Proton Launch Vehicle and Intelsat 31 Spacecraft Arrive at Baikonur Processing Center

The Proton launch vehicle and Intelsat 31 spacecraft both arrived safely via railcar at Building 92A-50 for processing in Hall 111 in preparation for the ILS Proton launch of Intelsat 31 later this month.

Khrunichev Space Center Celebrates 100 Years of Service

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Khrunichev Center - 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

04/30/2016

Today, April 30, 2016 marks 100 years since the inception of Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Research and Production Space Center MV Khrunichev (Khrunichev), one of the core enterprises of the Russian space industry and  one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of rocket and space technology.

Khrunichev Space Center: Celebrating 20 Years of Commercial Launch with Proton

Twenty years ago, the Proton K Launch Vehicle became the first Russian rocket to enter the global commercial launch services market.

Proton K commercial operations began on April 9, 1996 with the successful launch of the Astra 1F telecommunications satellite built by Hughes for the European operator SES. Injection to the target orbit was performed by the DM Upper Stage manufactured by RSC Energia.

ILS AND KHRUNICHEV MARK THE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OF PROTON M/BREEZE M

The Ekran-M satellite was successfully separated from the rocket's Breeze M upper stage into geostationary orbit about 7 hours after lift off.

Welcome to the EchoStar XIV Blog

August 16, 2010 2:26 pm (GMT)

Welcome to the second ILS Proton launch campaign for 2010 – the launch of the Space Systems/Loral-built, EchoStar XIV satellite for EchoStar and Dish Network. Follow along with the mission team as they prepare for the launch.

Start of the EchoStar XIV Campaign

August 16, 2010 2:24 pm (GMT)

The EchoStar XIV launch campaign is off to a good start. The 54" of snow in Washington, DC could not stop the team from arriving in Baikonur on schedule. Several participants from both ILS and SS/L have been here many times, but for some it is a new experience. The first order of business is for all team members to attend a safety briefing, which is presented by Khrunichev, SOS International and ILS. Each group has a different focus on safety, but all parties involved have the same goal: to keep all team members safe and healthy.

Planning Meeting

August 16, 2010 2:15 pm (GMT)

SC Fueling Completed!

August 16, 2010 2:14 pm (GMT)

So far, all of the SC standalone operations and testing for the EchoStar XIV campaign have been nominal. This week’s SC fueling operation was no exception… uneventful!

Mate to Breeze M

August 16, 2010 2:11 pm (GMT)

After a couple of days of fueling it’s time to start the mating process. It takes several different teams to get through the next set of critical activities. So we started with a group meeting to ensure we were all on the same page. The team work paid off because the SC has been mated to the adapter, lifted onto the Breeze M and prepared for the encapsulation in the payload fairing (PLF).

PLF Signing and PLF Encapsulation

August 16, 2010 2:09 pm (GMT)

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