Early Team Arrival

A light dusting of snow blanketed the city of Moscow as the team kicked off our journey to Baikonur for the E9B launch campaign.  Luggage stowed, the team clambered aboard our bus and headed to Vnukovo Airport to catch our charter.

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ILS ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

International Launch Services (ILS) has appointed Ralph Bauer as Vice President and General Counsel.  Bauer’s appointment follows the departure of Tom Tshudy, who served as ILS Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 2012 and ILS General Counsel since 1998.
Bauer, as ILS Vice President and General Counsel, will oversee the ILS legal, contracts and export control departments. Bauer joined ILS in October 2007 as ILS’ Partnership Manager, serving as the primary interface with Khrunichev on all economic and contractual matters.  In 2012, Bauer was reassigned to the Legal Department and also assumed responsibilities as Associate General Counsel.  Prior to joining ILS, Bauer served for 24 years in the United States Air Force as a member of the Air Force Judge Advocate Corps.  His final Air Force assignment was as Staff Judge Advocate for 14th Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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ILS PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES THE TURKSAT-4B SATELLITE FOR TURKSAT

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, October 17, 2015– International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing mission integration and launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully launched the TURKSAT 4B satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton vehicle. The satellite was built by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for Turksat Satellite Communication, Cable TV and Operation Inc. Co. (Turksat A.S.), one of the world’s leading operators in the satellite communication business. This was the 2nd Proton launch for both the satellite operator and the manufacturer; it was also the 6th Proton launch of the year.

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