ILS Proton Successfully Launches the ASTRA 2G Satellite for SES

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, December 28, 2014 – International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing mission integration and launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully placed the Astra 2G satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) today for SES of Luxembourg. SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. This was the 8th Proton launch of the year and the 3rd ILS mission for 2014.


ILS to Launch 2 Satellites for SES in 2001

McLEAN, Va., Jan. 22, 2001 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Societe Europienne des Satellites (SES) of Luxembourg have contracted for the launch this year of two satellites on ILS’ Proton rocket.


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.


SES Awards ASTRA 1G Launch to Proton

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 1996 – Societe Europeenne des Satellites (SES) has confirmed that a Proton rocket will launch its ASTRA 1G broadcast satellite in the second quarter of 1997, International Launch Services (ILS) announced today.


Selection of Proton for ASTRA 1F Launch

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 1995 – Societe Europienne des Satellites (SES) confirmed last week that the ASTRA 1F Satellite will be launched on a Lockheed-Khrunichev-Energia International, Inc. (LKEI), Russian Proton launch vehicle in March 1996. The 1F satellite will be capable of delivering digital compressed signals for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and cable TV reception. SES has also reserved other options with LKEI for future satellite launches.


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