A busy first day for ILS meeting customers at the Summit for Satellite Financing (SSF) which is part of World Satellite Business Week in Paris from September 9-11, 2019. ILS is proud to be a sponsor at SSF.
The Antonov carrying both the EUTELSAT 5 West B and Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft arrived today at Yubileiny Airport in Kazakhstan around 11:30 am local time. Offload of ground support equipment and both spacecraft proceeded smoothly and both spacecraft are in route by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
July 16, 2011 was the first International Launch Services (ILS) Proton shared launch, successfully placing the SES-3 satellite and the KazSat-2 spacecraft into orbit. For eight years KazSat-2 has provided television broadcasting and data transmission in the KazSat satellite communications system in the interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
ILS is in Moscow along with Glavkosmos and GK Launch Services representatives for a briefing regarding the Proton launch vehicle’s production quality. ILS President Kirk Pysher and Jim Kramer, Vice President, Engineering and Mission Assurance, were part of the panel.
ILS is in Singapore for the Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) 2019 which takes place on June 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Kevin Reyes, ILS Senior Director, Sales, was part of the panel “Well, Actually, it is Rocket Science.” A description of the panel: