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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Khrunichev Space Center: The 100th launch of the Proton M was successfully completed

On August 17, 2017 at 01:07 Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully launched a spacecraft into the orbit in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The launch was the 100th heavy lift for Proton M, which has been in use since 2001, and the 414th launch in the Proton rocket since its maiden flight in 1965.

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