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Khrunichev Space Center: Preparing for the fourth launch of Proton-M in 2019

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019: The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center — Planned preparations for the launch of the EUTELSAT 5 West B and Mission Extension Vechicle-1 spacecraft with the help of the Proton-M heavy carrier rocket are taking place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite launch contract was signed by International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) and global satellite communications operator Eutelsat SA.


Khrunichev and Boeing extend contract to maintain the operation of the FCB Zarya

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Khrunichev Space Center and Boeing announced today that they will extend the contract to maintain the operation of the Functional Cargo Block (FCB) Zarya. Zarya was the first module of the International Space Station launched in November 1998 by a Proton K rocket.


Photos from Factory Tour Hosted by Khrunichev Space Center

PHOTOS from the quality and reliability briefing, and factory tour hosted by Khrunichev Space Center for customers and the insurance underwriting community held last month in Moscow.


Mission Extension Vehicle-1 Attached to the Tilter

Mission Update: Great job by the crew attaching the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the tilter.


A Look Back at the 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing in Paris

It was a busy and memorable experience for ILS at the 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing in Paris, France from September 9 to 13.


Beautiful Full Moon at Launch Pad 39 in Baikonur

The launch crew for the EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 mission had a spectacular view of the full moon at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Friday night / Saturday morning as the passed by Launch Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome.



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