ILS President, Tiphaine Louradour, at WSBW

The President of ILS International Launch Services, Tiphaine Louradour will be on a panel discussing ‘Launch service leaders : new launchers, new market, new rules’ in Paris for this year’s WSBW, held in person on December 13-16, 2021 at the Westin Hotel!

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Tiphaine Louradour, ILS President, is featured in Via Satellite’s “Nine Satellite CEOs to Watch in 2021”

Nine Satellite CEOs to Watch in 2021

Via Satellite highlights nine executive leaders to pay attention to as we move forward into the future space economy.

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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES AND RUSSIAN PARTNERS EXPRESS ONGOING COMMITMENT TO SPACE ACTIVITIES, COMMEMORATE HISTORIC FIRST COMMERCIAL SATELLITE LAUNCH ON RUSSIAN LAUNCH VEHICLE

RESTON, Virginia, April 9, 2021Twenty-five years ago, on April 9, 1996, a combined Russian, American and European team made space history with the first launch of a Western satellite onboard a Russian rocket. The Proton launch vehicle carried the ASTRA 1F satellite for SES of Luxembourg, to geosynchronous transfer orbit with an early morning liftoff from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The launch services for this milestone mission were conducted by International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S. company, headquartered in Reston, Virginia and established in 1995. The Proton launch vehicle, a U.S. Department of State licensed launch system, is manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, of Moscow. 

Today, Proton has conducted 97 commercial missions for over 50 companies representing 25 countries across the globe, forging ongoing partnerships in international cooperation in space.

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Coverage of the Successful EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 Launch

Congratulations to our customers EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 on the launch of their respective satellites!

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Tune in Starting at 6 am Eastern Time on October 9 for the Launch Broadcast

Watch the EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 launch broadcast tomorrow starting at 6 am ET on the ILS website: http://e5wbmev1.imgondemand.com/

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EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 Spacecrafts Arrive at Launch Pad 39

The Integrated Launch Vehicle and the EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecrafts are now at Launch Pad 39! All testings and the countdown rehearsal were completed successfully.

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EUTELSAT 5 West B / Mission Extension Vehicle-1

Vehicle: Proton Breeze M (Phase IV)

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The Satellite

  • Satellite Names: EUTELSAT 5 West B & Mission Extension Vehicle-1
  • Satellite Operator: Eutelsat & SpaceLogistics LLC
  • Satellite Manufacturer: NGIS
  • Satellite Mission: Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit (SSTO)

EUTELSAT 5 West B is a Ku-band satellite to be located at 5° West, a key video neighbourhood addressing predominantly French, Italian and Algerian broadcast markets. The new satellite will provide business continuity and improved quality for these markets via a Ku-band payload of 35 equivalent 36 MHz transponders connected to three service areas. Switchable transponders will also increase commercial flexibility. Eutelsat selected Airbus Defence and Space and Northrop Grumman to build the new satellite. Airbus Defence and Space built the satellite’s payload while the platform was manufactured by Northrop Grumman.

The Northrop Grumman-manufactured Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) delivers groundbreaking satellite life-extension services through the company’s subsidiary SpaceLogistics. MEV‑1 docks to client vehicles in geosynchronous orbit using existing satellite features to provide attitude and orbit control of the combined vehicle stack. MEV‑1 has the ability to dock and undock several times during its 15 year design life, allowing it to service multiple customers. SpaceLogistics’ initial service, using the MEV‑1, will extend the life of the Intelsat 901 satellite for five years. SpaceLogistics is pioneering the future of space by demonstrating the fundamentals of satellite servicing with MEV‑1.

  • Platform: E5WB – GeoStar-2, MEV-1 – GeoStar-3
  • Separated Mass: 2864 kg / 2326 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 15+ years
  • Mission Time: 15 hours and 54 minutes

Highlights

  • 1st ILS Proton Launch of 2019
  • 2nd ILS Dual Launch / 1st Dual Launch with 2 Commercial Satellites
  • 97th ILS Proton Launch Overall
  • 8th Eutelsat Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
  • 6th and 7th NGIS Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
  • 1st SpaceLogistics Satellite Launched on ILS Proton

Launch Resources

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