International Launch Services Strengthens Management Team

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2000 – International Launch Services (ILS) announced today the appointment of four new senior executives to its management team. Dr. Eric Novotny has been selected as the new Vice President of Marketing and Sales; Michelle Lyle has been named Vice President of Corporate Affairs; Phil Slack has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Risk Management; and James Youdale will serve as Vice President of Commercial Launch Programs.


First Atlas III Launch Rescheduled to May


SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2000 – International Launch Services said today that the launch of EUTELSAT's W4 on AC-201, the first Lockheed Martin Atlas III rocket being readied at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, for its inaugural flight on April 14, will be delayed approximately one month.


Launch Services Contract Secured For Eutelsat’s W4 Satellite

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2000 – International Launch Services (ILS), through its contracting entity Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, has signed a contract with Eutelsat to launch the Eutelsat W4 communications satellite on the first Atlas III rocket. The launch is presently scheduled at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida,USA, for launch in late March/early April.


Failure Review Oversight Board Issues Status Report


SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21, 2000 – The Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) organized by International Launch Services (ILS) and Lockheed-Khrunichev- Energia (LKE) to review the findings of the Russian Federal Inter-agency Launch Failure Review Board's (ILFRB) investigation, issued a status report yesterday regarding the October 27, 1999 Proton flight failure. Attached are the highlights of this status report, which were prepared by FROB Co-Chairmen Eric Laursen and Don Hart.


Successful Atlas Launch of Defense Communications Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Jan. 20, 2000 – An Atlas rocket lit up the Florida sky tonight with the successful launch of the Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) satellite for the U.S. Air Force. Liftoff occurred at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, followed by successful spacecraft separation from the launch vehicle just under a half hour later. The launch was conducted by a combined team of Lockheed Martin, the United States Air Force and International Launch Services (ILS).


First Atlas Launch of New Millennium


SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2000 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket is poised on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla., to launch the seventh spacecraft for the Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) program under contract to the U.S. Air Force on January 20. This is the first of a maximum number of 11 Atlas launches planned from CCAS this year. The launch window opens at 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and extends 84 minutes to 8:39 p.m. The launch will be broadcast live on Galaxy 3, Transponder 15, starting with test signals at 6:30 p.m. EST (downlink frequency 4000 MHz, C-band).


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