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ILS at Space Day - 2013

On 4 May 2013, International Launch Services (ILS) exhibited during Space Day at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. During the event, guests of all ages visited various displays and workshops to learn more about space exploration. 

20 Years


Khrunichev and ILS: 20th Anniversary of the Commercialization of the Proton Vehicle

For more on the Khrunichev/ILS global space partnership, please click here

Featured Facts

It Really Is Rocket Science

To help everyone better understand the science behind the rocketry, we provide the answers to your most pressing rocket science questions.

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Commercial Satellite Launch History

Since the 1960s, commercial satellite launching entities like ILS have made it possible for everyone to have satellite TV, radio, and global positioning systems (GPS). In addition to satellites, commercial launching entities launch various scientific payloads.

Baikonur Cosmodrome


Launches of the Proton Breeze M launch vehicle are conducted from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Baikonur CosmodromeLocation

The Baikonur Cosmodrome is located approximately 2,100 km (1,300 miles) southeast of Moscow.

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