SES Confirms Proton Will Launch ASTRA 2A Satellite

SAN DIEGO, May 7, 1997 – International Launch Services (ILS) announced today that it has signed new business for the Russian-built Proton rocket. Proton will launch ASTRA 2A, a television broadcast satellite, for Societe Europeenne des Satellites (SES) in the fourth quarter of this year. SES is the private operator of the ASTRA satellite system providing television and radio programming to Europe.


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