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  • Cupid’s got nothing on Proton as rocket delivers Turksat-4A to orbit

    Jason RhianFebruary 14th, 2014

    The steppes of Kazakhstan trembled under the fury unleashed by an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Briz-M rocket. Liftoff occurred at 4:09 p.m. EST (21:09 GMT) from the Baikonur, Cosmodrome’s Launch Pad 24. The payload for today’s launch was the Turksat-4A communications satellite which will provide a variety of services to points in Europe, Central […]

  • ILS prepares Valentine’s Day treat with launch of Turksat 4A on Proton rocket

    Jason RhianFebruary 13th, 2014

    The jointly-owned launch service provider International Launch Services (ILS) is poised to send the Turksat 4A communications satellite orbit on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. ILS will launch the commercial spacecraft atop a Proton Briz-M rocket at 4:09 p.m. EST (2109 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrone located in Kazakhstan. This will be the first time that […]