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.
Launch providers speaking at World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) yesterday told audiences that the stagnant GEO satellite market is creating a number of challenges as they look to grow their businesses. However, the panel was split when it came to forecasting future GEO orders, with United Launch Alliance (ULA) President and CEO Tory Bruno and ILS President Kirk Pysher stating that they still believe the GEO market could “hit the reset button” and make a comeback.