International Launch Services Proton Launches On Hold

 

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 1999 – International Launch Services (ILS) said today that commercial Proton launches on its manifest will be on hold until the Russian State Failure Commission concludes its investigation of the Proton/Express launch failure that occurred the evening of Oct. 27 from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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First Atlas Centaur Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

VANDENBERG AFB, CA, December 18, 1999 – Lockheed Martin and ILS successfully launched the EOS Terra remote sensing satellite into sun-synchronous low earth orbit (LEO) this morning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The satellite, which is a major component of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise and the first in a series of EOS satellites, was launched on an Atlas IIAS at 10:57:39 a.m. USA PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Launch Postponement: Proton/ACeS Garuda-1

 

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 1999 – International Launch Services announced today that the ACeS/Garuda-1 launch on a Proton/Block DM from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has been postponed from October 21 to October 31. Technicians are adjusting a valve in the Block DM upper stage fueling system. The need for the adjustment was discovered during the vehicle fueling process but there is no flaw in the valve.

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International Launch Services Offers Launch Solutions to the International Marketplace

 

GENEVA, Oct. 10, 1999 – International Launch Services (ILS) announced today at Telecom '99 a new look at how it will offer launch services to the international satellite-based communications marketplace. In addition, ILS is showcasing the Angara family of rockets, the newest product offering that extends the already successful partnership of Lockheed Martin with Khrunichev Space Center.

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Proton Rocket Successfully Launches LMI-1

MOSCOW, Sept. 27, 1999 – A Proton rocket successfully launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 4:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. USA EDT, Sept. 26) carrying the LMI-1 satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).

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Atlas Successfully Launches EchoStar V Communications Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Sept. 23, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched EchoStar V, a commercial communication satellite that will be operated by EchoStar Communications Corp. based in Littleton, CO. The satellite was placed into geosynchronous transfer orbit after a 2:02 a.m. EDT liftoff from Complex 36, Pad A. It was the third successful Atlas launch of 1999 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 44th consecutive successful flight of Atlas.

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Lockheed Martin Scrubs Atlas Launch

 

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, FL, September 12, 1999 – Lockheed Martin announced this afternoon that it will postpone tomorrow morning's Atlas launch carrying the EchoStar V communications satellite to allow engineers time to analyze an avionics unit that failed factory testing over the weekend. The unit – a Remote Control Unit (RCU) – is part of the Atlas launch vehicle control system.

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Proton in Final Preparations to Launch LMI-1

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 1999 – A combined Russian, European and American team is conducting final preparations to launch a Proton rocket on September 27 carrying the LMI-1 communications satellite to orbit for Lockheed Martin Intersputnik (LMI). The rocket is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 4:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. USA EDT, Sept. 26; 2230 GMT, Sept. 26). The launch window is 10 minutes long.

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Lockheed Martin Atlas Launch Rescheduled

 

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, FL, September 9, 1999 – The launch of EchoStar V on a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket, originally scheduled for Sept. 10, is now confirmed for launch on Sept. 13 from Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. The new launch window opens at 1:11 a.m. EDT and extends one hour and 59 minutes to 3:10 a.m.

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