NASA Selects International Launch Services for Future Missions

RESTON, Va., June 19, 2000 – NASA has selected International Launch Services (ILS) and Lockheed Martin’s Atlas launch vehicle for lofting future interplanetary and near-earth missions. NASA’s announcement came after review of ILS’s proposal for NASA Launch Services (NLS). NLS will be the primary method used by NASA to procure Atlas-class launch services over the next ten years.


AC-201 Post Launch Mission Stats

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Force Station, FL, May 25, 2000 – AC-201, the first Atlas III rocket to fly, performed remarkably well, according to post-flight analysis. The RD-180 booster stage engine performance was exceptional, including the flawless execution of a commanded throttle profile that ranged from 47% to 92.4% of full thrust capability.


New Atlas III Rocket to Debut with Launch of Commercial Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., May 10, 2000 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas III rocket is poised on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, to make space history on May 15. The inaugural launch of the newest Atlas will carry EUTELSAT’s W4 communication satellite to orbit powered by the Russian-designed and built RD-180 engine, the first time ever that a Russian engine has been used on an American rocket.


International Launch Services Strengthens Management Team

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2000 – International Launch Services (ILS) announced today the appointment of four new senior executives to its management team. Dr. Eric Novotny has been selected as the new Vice President of Marketing and Sales; Michelle Lyle has been named Vice President of Corporate Affairs; Phil Slack has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Risk Management; and James Youdale will serve as Vice President of Commercial Launch Programs.


First Atlas III Launch Rescheduled to May


SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2000 – International Launch Services said today that the launch of EUTELSAT's W4 on AC-201, the first Lockheed Martin Atlas III rocket being readied at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, for its inaugural flight on April 14, will be delayed approximately one month.


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