HONOLULU, Jan. 15, 2002 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Intelsat LLC announced a contract today for launch of an Intelsat X satellite on a Proton rocket in 2003. Financial details were not disclosed.
McLEAN, Va., Dec. 12, 2001 — International Launch Services (ILS) wraps up 2001 with total success in its six Atlas and Proton launches, and new orders that include the inaugural flight of the Atlas V vehicle next year.
Dec. 1, 2001 – The Proton K successfully launched the Uragan Satellites. The Uragan mission included three satellites launched into circular target orbit. It was the sixth and last Proton mission for the year.
McLEAN, Va., Oct. 30, 2001 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Space Communications Corp. (SCC) of Tokyo have signed a contract for launch of the SUPERBIRD-6 satellite in October 2003. Financial terms were not disclosed.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2001 – An Atlas IIAS rocket successfully lifted off today at 8:24 a.m. PDT (15:24 p.m. GMT) today from this West Coast launch site, releasing a national security payload into transfer orbit 66 minutes later.
MOSCOW, Aug. 31 2001 – The following is adapted from a Khrunichev press release: Energomash successfully completed the second fire test of the RD-191 engine on 28 August. In accordance with the program the test duration was 10 seconds. The engine is being developed to use in the first stage of the Angara family LV including reusable stage booster Baikal.
MOSCOW, Aug. 27, 2001 – The following information is adapted from a press release by Khrunichev: On 25 August at 00:35 Moscow Time a launch crew of Russian Space Forces successfully launched a LV Proton-K with a military satellite Cosmos from Launch Pad #24 in Baikonur. The launch vehicle has been manufactured by Khrunichev Space Center.