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
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:

For further information on ILS Proton please see our Proton Mission Planners’ Guide (PDF) and our Proton Breeze M Brochure (PDF).

MISSION LOG

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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ILS at World Satellite Business Week 2018

ILS is excited to be back in Paris again this year for World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) on September 10-13.

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Employee Feature: Program Director Russ Prytula

Russ Prytula, ILS Program Director, has an extensive background in the satellite and launch industry dating back to 1980, but his career at ILS began in 2000.

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Coffee & Conversation at ASF 2018

In between coffee breaks, conference keynotes and networking, Kevin Reyes, ILS Senior Director, Sales for the Asia/Pacific region, was a panelist on the launch vehicle session on May 22.

Now in its ninth year, ASF has grown into a global forum for addressing a wide range of satellite-related topics affecting the commercial satellite industry, military and governments.

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Coffee and Conversation at Australasia Satellite Forum 2018

The Australasia Satellite Forum (ASF) 2018, which is taking place from May 22-23 in Sydney, Australia, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier communications satellite industry event.

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Description

ILS 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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For the latest news and information, or if you have a question, please email ILS at contactus@ilslaunch.com