Category Archives: Proton-M

Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit

International Launch Services Proton-M rocket begun its mission to deliver to orbit communications satellite for Asia based operator. Proton-M almost performed perfect delivery of weighing 6141 kg communications satellite belonging to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. Manufactured by  Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) spacecraft bases on SSL-1300 satellite bus will cover with range of its 28 C band transponders, 32…
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Proton-M delivers Amazonas-5 to orbit

ILS Proton-M rocket delivered to orbit Hispasat Amazonas-5 communications satellite on September 11, 2017. Russian rocket operated by International Launch Services performed its 415th flight flawlessly. Amazonas-5 satellite was correctly delivered to its designated orbit after lasting over nine hours mission. Built by SSL for Spanish hispasat satellite operator spacecraft reported its good condition after…
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Get ready for Amazonas-5

International Launch Services finishes last preparations before launch of Proton-M rocket with Hispasat Amazonas-5 communications satellite on the top. This is the second launch of the Proton-M in the 2017 and 95th launch of Proton rocket operated by ILS. Launch is planned for 19:23 UTC from Pad 39 at  Baikonur Cosmodrome. Amazonas-5 communications satellite operated by…
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Proton returns with first flight after 12-month break

International Launch Services managed to return with their Proton rocket after problems with their launch vehicle, which caused 12-month break in ILS flight schedule. Success of today's mission helped in rebuilding positive view of ILS which operates Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Proton which suffered for serious malfunction of the second stage during Intelsat-31 mission…
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First flight of the Proton after long break

After long break caused by investigating  reasons of poor performance of  second stage of Proton-M rocket during delivering Intelsat-31 communications satellite on June 9, 2016, Roscosmos declared recently that rocket will fly again in June 2017. Now we know, that it will be earlier - on 29th May 2017. According to announcement given to TASS news agency…
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Echostar-21 still without date of launch

ILS, operator of Proton-M rocket was forced to postpone delivering Echostar-21 communication satellite with Proton-M rocket. Launch originally planned for 28 December 2016, still remains without final date. It is possible, that we will see Proton-M climbing over Baikonur Cosmodrome on January - but still we do not know exactly when. Manufacturer of the rocket…
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Intelsat-31 deployed !

Intelsat-31, communication satellite delivered to SSTO yesterday on atop of Proton-M, was deployed successfully by Briz-M upper stage. After five burns of S5.98 engine and 15 hours in space, Briz-M deployed Intelsat-31 on altitude of 65000 km at T+15h31' over New Guinea. Roscosmos confirmed that satellite was deployed on correct orbit and is operating correctly;…
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Proton-M with Intelsat-31 on atop launched !

Next success of International Launch Services - Proton-M was launched at 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome. Second launch of Proton-M in 2016 was postponed from yesterday due the technical issues with cable connectors leading from ground infrastructure to the rocket. Service team managed to check cables and launch today was possible at 07:10 GMT. Breezy…
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Launch of the Proton postponed for 9th June 2016

Planned for today commercial launch of the Proton-M rocket with Intelsat-31 broadcasting satellite was delayed for 24 hours. According to International Launch Services, operator of the Proton-M rocket, launch was postponed due the technical problems which appeared before launch planned for 07:10 GMT from Launch Pad 24 in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As it was described…
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ILS preparing to Proton-M/Intelsat-31 launch on 8th June 2016

International Launch Services, Russian and American joint-venture company, is getting ready for their latest mission-delivering to orbit Intelsat-31 (DLA-2) broadcasting satellite on atop of their flagship, Proton-M launch vehicle. Launch is scheduled for 8th June 2016 for 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome, Launch Pad 24. It will be second launch of Proton-M operated by ILS…
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