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News Archive / Tagged: Khrunichev Space Center

  • 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.

  • A second chance at a Maiden Launch for Angara

    Josh TallisJuly 8th, 2014

    Tensions flared, but the rocket didn’t. On June 27, Russia’s experimental Angara 1.2 rocket aborted its maiden launch just fifteen seconds before liftoff. Watching live from the Kremlin was Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has put his personal mark on the Angara program and was carefully following up on a review of the failed launch. […]

  • First launch of Russia’s new Angara rocket canceled – investigation underway

    David DarlingJuly 3rd, 2014

    Russia’s beleaguered space industry suffered another setback on Friday, June 27, with the last-minute abort of the inaugural launch of the Angara 1.2 rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. A second opportunity to launch the following day came and went with the vehicle still stood on the pad.