MAY 16, 2019, WASHINGTON D.C. – The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center: Preparations to launch the Proton M vehicle with the Russian Yamal-601 communications satellite manufactured by France’s Thales Alenia Space for the Russian satellite operator, Gazprom Space Systems, have been ongoing as planned at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
WASHINGTON, DC – April 12, 2019 – International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S.-based global commercial launch services provider, is inaugurating a new era in its 25-plus-year history, and in the life of the historic Proton M launch vehicle, company officials have declared.
The following press release was published by Khrunichev on March 6, 2019: One of the top priorities at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev Center) is to ensure the quality and reliability of the Proton launch vehicles.
Khrunichev Space Center announced today that the heavy-lift Angara-A5 rocket is scheduled to launch this year in December. In addition, Khrunichev stated that there will be a total of six Proton launches in 2019. The ILS team is in Moscow this week for meetings with Eutelsat to discuss the Eutelsat 5 West B (E5WB) launch, in a dual-stack configuration along with the Northrop Grumman Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1). The launch is scheduled to take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2019.
DECEMBER 21, 2018, Baikonur, Kazakhstan – The heavy-lift Proton M launch vehicle has put a Russian military spacecraft in orbit, Russia’s Ministry of Defense Department of Information and Public Relations stated.
MOSCOW, Nov. 14, 2018 – The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center: Khrunichev Center plans to make the second flight-ready heavy-lift Angara-A5 launcher available for shipment from the factory to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome for the second test launch in April 2019.
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – The following news release was published by Turksat on October 30, 2018: Türksat continues to pave the way with new broadcasting technologies. Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test broadcast, which is the highest level of broadcasting technology, has begun through the Türksat 4B communication satellite located at the 50 degrees East orbital location.