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:
Mission Extension Vehicle-1 Attached to the Tilter
Mission Update: Great job by the crew attaching the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the tilter.
A Look Back at the 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing in Paris
It was a busy and memorable experience for ILS at the 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing in Paris, France from September 9 to 13.
Beautiful Full Moon at Launch Pad 39 in Baikonur
The launch crew for the EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 mission had a spectacular view of the full moon at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Friday night / Saturday morning as the passed by Launch Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome.
ILS President Pysher is Part of Heavy Launchers Panel at Summit for Satellite Financing
Panel discussion at the 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing: Large launch systems adapting to a changing market landscape.
ILS in Paris for 23rd Summit for Satellite Financing
A busy first day for ILS meeting customers at the Summit for Satellite Financing (SSF) which is part of World Satellite Business Week in Paris from September 9-11, 2019. ILS is proud to be a sponsor at SSF.
ILS visits Production Studios of Interface Media Group to work on Launch Broadcast
ILS was at the production studios of Interface Media Group (IMG) in Washington D.C. to work on the launch broadcast for the EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 mission.
Khrunichev Space Center: Preparing for the fourth launch of Proton-M in 2019
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019: The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center — Planned preparations for the launch of the EUTELSAT 5 West B and Mission Extension Vechicle-1 spacecraft with the help of the Proton-M heavy carrier rocket are taking place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite launch contract was signed by International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) and global satellite communications operator Eutelsat SA.
Snapshots from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
The team has been busy since the arrival of the EUTELSAT 5 West B and Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft on August 28. Both spacecraft are currently undergoing standalone testing.