Congratulations to our customers EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 on the launch of their respective satellites!
Proton now has 18 consecutive successful launches which brings its five year reliability to 95.6%.
Some media coverage of the launch:
SpaceNews: Northrop Grumman’s satellite servicer MEV-1, Eutelsat satellite, launch on ILS Proton
Spaceflight Now: Successful Proton launch deploys Eutelsat satellite, first Mission Extension Vehicle
Via Satellite: ILS Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 5 West B Satellite
Via Satellite: Northrop Grumman Sends the Industry’s First Life-Extension Satellite into Space
NASA Spaceflight.com: Proton rocket ride-share launches Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle
Satnews Daily: International Launch Services Launches EUTELSAT 5 West B Satellite and Mission Extension Vehicle-1