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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.

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES ANNOUNCES MULTI-LAUNCH AGREEMENT WITH EUTELSAT

30 October 2015, Reston, VA — International Launch Services (ILS) announces a multi-launch agreement with Eutelsat Communications of Paris, France, one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of satellite communications. The missions will be launched within a seven year period from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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ILS Proton Rocket Launch Vehicle VerticalizingILS manages and monitors every mission from inception to liftoff as well as post-launch. Each client works with a dedicated team to provide critical information for each step of the launch process. The mission integration and launch schedules created for customers detail all activities and timing for a successful launch program.

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When you choose ILS Proton to launch your satellite, you will receive the highest level of service and attention. Our dedicated account team will work with you to identify the optimal launch solution and tailor the mission based on your specific requirements.

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