ILS to expand Proton Rocket Family in Response to Changing Launch Market

International Launch Services and rocket-builder Khrunichev presented designs of modified versions of their Proton launch vehicle on Tuesday, designed to reduce the cost for launching medium- and light-class commercial communications satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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ILS secures first Angara Launch Contract, Next Commercial Proton Mission slips to October

While Proton launches remain on hold after a second stage anomaly on the rocket’s most recent launch, International Launch Services announced the company has secured the first commercial launch contract for the new Angara 1.2 launch vehicle.

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Proton suffers Second Stage Anomaly, Briz-M Stage lifts Intelsat 31 to target Orbit

Thursday’s Proton-M launch with the Intelsat 31 communications satellite dodged a bullet when the second stage of the workhorse suffered an engine-related problem in the last seconds of its burn, creating a performance shortfall that is likely to remain without consequences for the satellite payload.

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Russia’s Proton/Briz-M lifts off on All-Day Ascent Mission with Intelsat 31

Russia’s Proton-M heavy-lift workhorse arced into sunny skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, starting an all-day ascent mission to deliver the Intelsat 31 satellite to a highly elliptical orbit around Earth.

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ExoMars 2016 bound for Mars after smooth Launch on Proton/Briz-M

ExoMars 2016 has been sent on its way to Mars on Monday after a day-long ascent mission atop a Proton-M/Briz-M launch vehicle taking the heaviest craft to visit Mars three times around planet Earth before being injected onto its Trans-Martian Trajectory.

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Europe & Russia set sail for Mars – Successful Proton Launch kicks off Daylong ExoMars Ascent

A heavy-lift Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday, carrying the Russian-European ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to set out on a nine-month journey to Mars for an ambitious mission of discovery to unlock the secrets of the Martian past and present.

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Video: Proton Rocket Launches on first Mars Mission in two Decades

A Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:31 UTC on Monday, carrying the Russian-European ExoMars 2016 mission, set for a seven-month flight to deliver to Mars the Trace Gas Orbiter to study the Martian atmosphere and the Schiaparelli lander for an Entry, Descent and Landing demonstration.

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Set For Liftoff: Proton-M Rocket with ExoMars 2016

ExoMars 2016 is set for liftoff atop a Russian Proton rocket on Monday, blasting off from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:31:42 UTC on a mission of ten hours and 44 minutes, delivering the 4,332-Kilogram Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander to a trans-Martian Trajectory for a seven-month transit.

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Proton thunders off on Overnight Mission, lifting Eutelsat 9B Data Highway Satellite to Orbit

A Russian Proton rocket raced into the night skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Friday, embarking on a long overnight mission to deliver the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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