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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Gallery: Three ISS Residents Parachute to Sunrise Landing in Kazakhstan

Three International Space Station residents parachuted to a safe landing Wednesday in a picturesque morning scenery in the steppe of Kazakhstan where their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft touched down after circling the Earth 2,752 times.

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Soyuz Touches down at Sunrise – ISS Crew Trio back on Earth after 172-Day Space Flight

Three International Space Station residents parachuted to a safe landing Wednesday in a picturesque morning scenery in the steppe of Kazakhstan where their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft touched down after a circling the Earth 2,752 times.

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Soyuz Crew en-route to blazing Re-Entry & early Morning Landing after on-time Departure of ISS

Three International Space Station crew members have begun their final laps around Earth, embarking on an overnight return aboard their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft after an eventful 172-day stay on the orbiting laboratory.

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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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