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Proton Mission Planner's Guide

To help our customers understand the capabilities of our launch system and prepare for a launch campaign, ILS publishes the Proton Launch System Mission Planner's Guide.

This document is intended to serve as a general reference to the capabilities of ILS launch services and is not intended to be exhaustive. It is not a contractual definition of launch service capabilities and has been cleared by the U.S. Government for placement in the public domain. Approval documentation is on file at ILS headquarters.

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About ILS

ILS creates value for our Customers by providing dependable access to space through proven and innovative launch solutions.

 

Who We Are

International Launch Services (ILS) offers a complete array of services and support, from contract signing through mission management and on-orbit delivery.

ILS exclusively owns worldwide commercial and civil sales, and mission management of satellite launches using the following launch vehicles:

ILS Proton Breeze M Launch Vehicle

ILS Proton Breeze M Specifications

Performance Reference: 6.27 metric tons to GTO and 6.47 metric tons to reference SSTO at 1500 m/s delta V
Typical Mission: Approximately 9 hours utilizing a five-burn Breeze M mission design
Stages: Three-stage Proton rocket with restartable upper stage
Structure Type: Monocoque
Materials: Aluminum and composites

Proton Heritage

The Proton has a long and distinguished evolutionary history of demonstrated performance and lowered risk, making it one of the world’s leading launch vehicles.

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.

Launch Services

“Our agreements with ILS are aligned with our plans for fleet expansion and our commitment to control capital expenditure. We commend Khrunichev for the new expanded line of Proton vehicles that should bring added diversity in more segments of the commercial launch market; we thank ILS and Khrunichev for responding with viable and economical launch solutions.” - Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat CEO.

ILS and Proton Milestones

Since its creation in 1995, International Launch Services has been a world leader in commercial launch, serving satellite operators across the globe.

ILS’ launch vehicle, the Proton, has also played a pivotal role in the history of rocketry and satellite launches. The Proton has been launched more than 415 times since the first liftoff in 1965.

 

ILS Legacy

Setting the standard for Russian-American space cooperation, International Launch Services is an unparalleled success in the space industry.

History of ILS

Space History, ILS and KhrunichevCreated in 1995, ILS has played a pivotal role in the history of rocketry and satellite launches – we’ve worked with more than 45 companies in 22 countries, launching more than 415 missions.

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