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Preparations for the Yamal-601 Spacecraft Continue

MAY 16, 2019, WASHINGTON D.C. – The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center: Preparations to launch the Proton M vehicle with the Russian Yamal-601 communications satellite manufactured by France’s Thales Alenia Space for the Russian satellite operator, Gazprom Space Systems, have been ongoing as planned at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.


Glavkosmos and ILS: Joint Work on the International Market

MAY 8, 2019, WASHINGTON D.C. – The following is a press release from Glavkosmos:


ILS Opens New Era With New Launch Pricing; Will Operate Under Glavkosmos

WASHINGTON, DC – April 12, 2019 – International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S.-based global commercial launch services provider, is inaugurating a new era in its 25-plus-year history, and in the life of the historic Proton M launch vehicle, company officials have declared.


Fueling for the Spektr-RG Spacecraft has Begun

Specialists of Roscosmos at the Baikonur Cosmodrome have begun operations to fuel the Spektr-RG spacecraft with fuel components. Fueling will last for several days. After fueling, the spacecraft will be prepared for integration with the Proton launch vehicle.


ILS President Pysher was a Panelist at Satellite 2019’s Closing Session on Tuesday

The space and satellite communities thrive on international cooperation, and the new partnership between ILS and Glavkosmos is a prime example of that.


Pysher Invited to Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy Complex

ILS President Kirk Pysher was invited by Glavkosmos Director General Dmitry Loskutov to visit the space museum complex at the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy in Moscow. Inspired by the 19th century world expositions held in London, Paris, and Chicago, the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy — known more popularly by the Russian acronym VDNH — was built to showcase and celebrate the agricultural, industrial, and technological accomplishments of the Soviet Union and its constituent peoples and republics.



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