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  • Proton-M blasts off from Baikonur with AsiaSat 9 telecom satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 28th, 2017

    International Launch Services (ILS) successfully conducted its third mission this year, launching its workhorse Proton-M rocket carrying the AsiaSat 9 communications satellite into orbit. The launcher lifted off at exactly 18:52 UTC (14:52 EDT) on Thursday, September 28, from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M launches from Baikonur with Amazonas 5 telecom satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 11th, 2017

    International Launch Services (ILS) has successfully launched into space its Proton-M rocket carrying the Amazonas 5 communications satellite for Spanish operator Hispasat. The launch was conducted on Sept. 11 at 19:23 GMT (3:23 p.m. EDT) from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M returns to flight with launch of EchoStar 21

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 8th, 2017

    After a delay of nearly one year, International Launch Services (ILS) launched the EchoStar 21 communications satellite atop a Proton-M rocket from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff took place at 11:45 p.m. EDT on June 7 (03:45 GMT on June 8), 2017.

  • Proton-M launcher soars skyward with communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 9th, 2016

    International Launch Services (ILS) conducted a successful launch of its Proton-M booster carrying a communications satellite for Intelsat. The rocket, with the Intelsat-31/DLA-2 spacecraft, lifted off at exactly 3:10 a.m. EDT (07:10 GMT) on June 9 from Launch Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M rocket carrying Eutelsat 9B communications satellite set for launch from Baikonur

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 28th, 2016

    The ILS company is set to launch its Proton-M rocket on Friday, Jan. 29. The booster is being sent aloft to deliver the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite to orbit. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 5:20 p.m. EST (22:20 GMT) from Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Eutelsat 9B, GLONASS M-51 launches delayed

    Jason RhianJanuary 11th, 2016

    Two Russian rocket launches from the Baikonur and Plesetsk Cosmodromes located in Kazakhstan and Russia, respectively, have been pushed back. The dual-delays mark an inauspicious start for Russian launches which was rocked by accidents, scandals, and restructuring during 2015.

  • ILS launches Proton-M rocket with Türksat-4B communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 16th, 2015

    International Launch Services (ILS) company successfully launched on Friday, Oct. 16, a Turkish communications satellite using a Russian Proton-M booster. Liftoff took place at 4:40 p.m. EDT (20:40 GMT) from the site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Türksat-4B satellite will be put into a geostationary orbit (GEO) 50° degrees East.

  • Proton-M rocket to launch Turkish communications satellite on Friday

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 15th, 2015

    A Russian Proton-M rocket is being readied for a Friday, Oct. 16 launch, when it will loft the Turkish Türksat-4B communications satellite into orbit. Liftoff is currently scheduled to take place at 4:40 p.m. EDT (20:40 GMT) from the site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • ILS changes leadership, signs new launch contract

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 18th, 2015

    International Launch Services (ILS), a company providing launch services for global satellite operators, has lately announced change in leadership. The announcement coincides with signing a contract to launch a spacecraft for Spanish satellite operator Hispasat.

  • Proton-M returns to flight with launch of Inmarsat 5-F3

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 28th, 2015

    A Russian Proton-M launch vehicle successfully launched the British Inmarsat 5-F3 comsat into orbit. The flawless launch took place on Friday, Aug 28, at 7:44 a.m. EDT (11:44 GMT) from Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • With launch of British communications satellite, Proton-M rocket set to return to flight

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 27th, 2015

    The Russian Proton-M rocket is well on track to return to regular flights after the May 16 accident when it failed to deliver the Mexican Mexsat-1 communications satellite. On Friday, Aug. 28, the International Launch Services (ILS) company will use the booster to send the British Inmarsat 5-F3 satellite into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.

  • Despite setback, SpaceX still shaking up LSP market

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 24th, 2015

    The space industry is growing - and becoming more crowded with launch service providers ready to deliver payloads into orbit. Older launch systems are being replaced by newer vehicles, with increasing capabilities and power. The most important factor is that the one astronomical cost to send payloads to orbit - is diminishing. This has been made possible predominantly by a small handful of companies - with one among them helping to prompt dynamic change within the industry.

  • Russian Angara rocket to launch commercial missions

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 22nd, 2015

    International Launch Services (ILS ) has announced that it will offer the new Russian Angara 1.2 rocket for commercial launches starting as early as 2017. The launches will be conducted from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia and could mark a major change in terms of what type of boosters that the launch service provider uses to […]

  • Mexican Centenario satellite, or MexSat-1, readied for Saturday launch

    Joe LatrellMay 15th, 2015

    After five years’ worth of development and a few launch delays, Mexico is about to have the first in a new series of satellites launched into orbit. It will be a flight conducted by International Launch Services (ILS) on a Russian-built rocket.

  • Inmarsat-5 F-2 communications satellite successfully launches atop Proton rocket

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 1st, 2015

    BAIKONUR COSMODRONE, Kazakhstan — International Launch Services (ILS ) celebrated the first launch of 2015 with the successful lift off of a Russian Proton-M from launch pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 7:31 a.m. EST (1231 GMT). The Russian workhorse carried the Inmarsat-5 F-2 communications satellite, part of the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX ) system, into […]