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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.


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.


Khrunichev Space Center: Proton M Mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome Successfully Completed

The Proton M booster with the Breeze M upper stage that was launched on April 19, 2018, at 01:12 a.m. Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has successfully delivered a Russian military payload into orbit.


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:


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.


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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