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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Fresh Cargo for Six-Person ISS Crew, Progress MS-02 completes flawless Docking

The International Space Station received a fresh batch of supplies on Saturday when the Progress MS-02 spacecraft made a successful docking to the Station’s aft docking port, arriving for a stay of six and a half months and bringing with it 2,425 Kilograms of fuel, water and supplies for ISS and its six resident crew members.

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