ILS Proton Breeze M
Performance Reference: 6.27 metric tons to GTO and 6.47 metric tons to reference SSTO at 1500 m/s delta V
Typical Mission: Approximately 9 hours utilizing a five-burn Breeze M mission design
Stages: Three-stage Proton rocket with restartable upper stage
Structure Type: Monocoque
Materials: Aluminum and composites
Propellants: Nitrogen Tetroxide (N2O4); Unsymmetrical DiMethyl Hydrazine (UDMH)
Gross Liftoff Mass: 705,000 kg (1,554,000 lb)
Total Length: 58.2 m (191 ft), with standard commercial 4.1 m diameter fairing.
The enhanced performance provided by the commercial Proton Launch Vehicle enables our customers to design and launch heavier and more capable spacecraft while maintaining cost effective mission life times.
Advantages of the ILS Proton Breeze M Launch Vehicle:
- Restartable upper stage for mission optimization — LEO, MEO, HEO, GTO, GSO, SSTO
- Compatible with all major commercial spacecraft platforms for dedicated single and multiple launches
- Experience launching dual-use satellites and satellites with hosted payloads
- Demonstrated capability to build and serve space stations
ILS Proton Breeze M Rocket Stages:
Thanksgiving 2018: ILS Donates to Cornerstones
ILS is always thrilled to give back to the community. Our yearly goal during Thanksgiving is to donate 12 baskets of food to local non-profit organization Cornerstones which is based in Reston. This year we are delighted to announce that ILS donated 15 baskets.
Smithsonian Exhibit Features EchoStar XVI and Proton
Today, November 20, is the sixth anniversary of the EchoStar XVI launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Did you know that the satellite and Proton are part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in downtown Washington DC?
Khrunichev: Second Heavy-Lift Angara-A5 Scheduled to Ship in April 2019
MOSCOW, Nov. 14, 2018 – The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center: Khrunichev Center plans to make the second flight-ready heavy-lift Angara-A5 launcher available for shipment from the factory to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome for the second test launch in April 2019.
Turksat starts broadcasting in Ultra HD 8K
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – The following news release was published by Turksat on October 30, 2018: Türksat continues to pave the way with new broadcasting technologies. Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test broadcast, which is the highest level of broadcasting technology, has begun through the Türksat 4B communication satellite located at the 50 degrees East orbital location.
Employee Feature: Program Administrator, Judy Opp
Second up in our series of “Meet the ILS Launch Team” is Judy Opp, ILS Program Administrator. You may recognize her as the “voice” on site in Baikonur during the ILS launch day broadcasts.
ILS Employees Share Thoughts on ‘First Man’ Film
The Hunter’s Moon was a beautiful sight on a cool Wednesday night in Northern Virginia. Seeing the bright, full moon made ILS employees think about the film “First Man”, the compelling story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Several employees saw the film recently and we asked a couple of them to share their thoughts about the movie.
Roscosmos to meet NASA early 2019, hopes to visit ILS
MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/ – The following article was published by TASS:
Khrunichev Center: Busy Year for Proton in 2019
The following press release is from Khrunichev Space Center: