ILS Proton Breeze M
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
Propellants: Nitrogen Tetroxide (N2O4); Unsymmetrical DiMethyl Hydrazine (UDMH)
Gross Liftoff Mass: 705,000 kg (1,554,000 lb)
Total Length: 58.2 m (191 ft), with standard commercial 4.1 m diameter fairing.
The enhanced performance provided by the commercial Proton Launch Vehicle enables our customers to design and launch heavier and more capable spacecraft while maintaining cost effective mission life times.
Advantages of the ILS Proton Breeze M Launch Vehicle:
- Restartable upper stage for mission optimization — LEO, MEO, HEO, GTO, GSO, SSTO
- Compatible with all major commercial spacecraft platforms for dedicated single and multiple launches
- Experience launching dual-use satellites and satellites with hosted payloads
- Demonstrated capability to build and serve space stations
ILS Proton Breeze M Rocket Stages:
Khrunichev Center: Busy Year for Proton in 2019
The following press release is from Khrunichev Space Center:
ILS Proud to Partner With Higher Orbits
Higher Orbits’s Go For Launch! Loudoun County event was held on October 6 and 8, 2018 at Leesburg Junction, Virginia. ILS COO & Vice President, Programs and Operations, John Palmé participated in the event as a judge. Congratulations to Team Persephone for winning the competition! ILS supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and is always thrilled to partner with Higher Orbits.
ILS President Pysher Meets With Rogozin
ILS President Kirk Pysher is in Moscow to meet with Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos. Previously Rogozin was Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in charge of the Defense Industry from 2011 to 2018. ILS will have more coverage from the meeting soon.
ILS in Jakarta for APSCC
ILS is in Jakarta, Indonesia for APSCC 2018 which takes place from October 2-4. ILS has been a proud member and longtime supporter of APSCC, Asia’s executive event for the satellite and space industry.
Proton Featured at Bolshoi Theater
A spectacular display of art, archeology and technology in a video projected on the front of the historic Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday. The Proton vehicle is prominently and artfully depicted on the massive columns of the iconic theatre in Moscow, painstakingly renovated in 2011 over 6 years.
Via Satellite: Launch Exec Panel Reveals Some Still Hoping for GEO Satellite ‘Reset’
Launch providers speaking at World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) yesterday told audiences that the stagnant GEO satellite market is creating a number of challenges as they look to grow their businesses. However, the panel was split when it came to forecasting future GEO orders, with United Launch Alliance (ULA) President and CEO Tory Bruno and ILS President Kirk Pysher stating that they still believe the GEO market could “hit the reset button” and make a comeback.
SpaceNews: Amid GEO downturn, launch operators look for new markets
PARIS — With orders for geostationary orbit satellites declining, potentially permanently, commercial launch service providers are looking to government and other markets to make up for lost business.
The Proton Launcher Book
ILS was in Paris, France, for World Satellite Business week from September 10-14. It was a tremendous experience as ILS participated in meetings, panel receptions and hosted an incredible reception. One of the many highlights was meeting Christian Lardier, who along with Stefan Barensky, authored a book titled The Proton Launcher: History and Developments. From the authors: