INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES WINS AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

International Launch Services (ILS), a leading provider of launch services in the commercial satellite industry, is the winner of SpaceNews’s “Turnaround of the Year” award for 2017. The SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations.

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ILS PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES THE ASIASAT 9 SATELLITE FOR ASIASAT

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 29, 2017 – International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the AsiaSat 9 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong. This was the 3rd commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 96th ILS Proton launch overall.

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ILS ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF ASIASAT 9 SATELLITE AT THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME

The AsiaSat 9 satellite for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong, arrived at the Baikonur Cosmdrome in Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov cargo jet on August 27 in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. AsiaSat 9 will be the third ILS Proton launch in 2017.

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ILS ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, PETER STIER

Peter Stier has been appointed Vice President of Sales for International Launch Services (ILS), leading the global sales activities for the company with overall responsibility for Customer interaction and satisfaction. ILS, a leader in launch services for over 22 years, markets Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, and Angara 1.2 launch services to satellite operators worldwide. “I’ve been fortunate to work alongside Peter for many years in the launch business. He is a proven leader with a solid record of accomplishment in establishing and building partnerships across the industry. Peter is a highly trusted and valued member of our team; I’m certain he will serve ILS and our Customers very well,” said Kirk Pysher, President of ILS. Stier joined ILS in 2016 as Senior Director of Sales, leading the sales and business development activities of Proton and Angara launch services for Customers in the Americas region. A veteran of the space industry for over 20 years, he has significant expertise in coordinating and executing business development strategies for commercial launch and telecommunications services and technology businesses. Prior to joining ILS, Stier held increasingly responsible business development and sales positions with L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Sea Launch S.A and Boeing Launch Services.

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