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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.


Roscosmos to meet NASA early 2019, hopes to visit ILS

MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/ – The following article was published by TASS:


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.


ILS Proud to Partner With Higher Orbits

Higher Orbits’s Go For Launch! Loudoun County event was held on October 6 and 8, 2018 at Leesburg Junction, Virginia. ILS COO & Vice President, Programs and Operations, John Palmé participated in the event as a judge. Congratulations to Team Persephone for winning the competition! ILS supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and is always thrilled to partner with Higher Orbits.



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