ILS ANNOUNCES ONE ILS PROTON LAUNCH FOR HISPASAT IN 2017

International Launch Services (ILS) and HISPASAT announce a contract for the launch of a satellite on ILS Proton in the first half of 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for HISPASAT, headquartered in Madrid, Spain. HISPASAT distributes more than 1,250 television and radio channels through its powerful fleet of satellites and is a key driver for the Spanish aerospace industry.

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ILS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

Reston, VA, September 11, 2015 –International Launch Services (ILS) announces the appointment of Kirk Pysher as president. Mr. Pysher will take over leadership from Phil Slack, who served as president of ILS since 2012. Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Center (Khrunichev), the majority owner of ILS, has provided its full endorsement of Mr. Pysher as the new head of ILS.

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TURKSAT-4B

The Early Team for the TURKAST-4B launch campaign arrived on Sunday, 30 August, and were greeted by their colleagues from Inmarsat-5 F3 who are putting the finishing touches on packing up to exit the cosmodrome after their successful launch campaign earlier in the week.

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ILS Concludes the Review of the Centenario Proton Launch Failure Investigation

The International Launch Services (ILS) Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) concluded its work, concurring with the most probable cause and the associated corrective action plan which were identified by the Russian Interagency Commission (IAC) as a result of the May 16 Proton launch vehicle failure carrying the Centenario spacecraft.
The members of the FROB reviewed the findings and conclusions from the IAC along with results from testing and investigations that the IAC directed to be performed by Khrunichev and their subsidiaries.

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