ILS and ISS Reshetnev team up to offer dual satellite launches on Proton

by | Mar 12, 2014 | commercial launch services, Satellites | 0 comments

The launch provider ILS (International Launch Services) and the Russian satellite manufacturing firm ISS Reshetnev have announced a new collaboration agreement on opportunities to launch two spacecraft utilizing a dedicated ILS Proton launch vehicle.  The agreement would allow technical assessment on how a Russian-built smaller spacecraft could be launched on a Proton M launch vehicle with a smaller spacecraft built elsewhere.   The two spacecraft would be launched on a Proton M in a configuration similar to that employed by Arianespace’s Ariane 5.  That is with the lower spacecraft supporting the upper spacecraft on top.

Noting the success that the French export credit agency Coface, and the US Exim bank, have had in attracting space projects to their respective nations via export credit guarantees and how China has followed suit, Phil Slack, President of ILS, has revealed that Russia will now offer export loan guarantees itself via its new export/credit organisation, the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR).

Phil Slack, while talking at the Satellite 2014 conference in Washington D.C., noted that his more immediate difficulties was coping with the problem of how to fit his firm’s client satellites into the Proton launch schedule which it shares with Russian Government launches.

Space News has a fuller coverage Slack’s comments at Satelllite 2014 here.

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

Nauka module limps towards ISS after suffering multiple issues in orbit following successful Proton launch (Updated)

The newest ISS module, known as Nauka, was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, by a Proton M at 1458 GMT Read more

Proton M flies Eutelsat 5 West B comsat and MEV-1 servicing spacecraft into orbit…then ILS President Kirk Pysher resigns

A Proton M/Briz M vehicle was launched at 1017 GMT on 9 October from Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan. Read more

BLAGOVEST 4 comms satellite launched for Russia by Proton-M

At 2156 GMT, 5 August 2019, a Russian Proton-M rocket, with Briz-M upper-stage, lifted-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, carrying Read more

Proton M successfully lofts Asiasat 9 comsat into orbit

In the colours of an ILS (International Launch Services) flight, a Proton M rocket successfully ignited and lifted off from its Read more

ILS workhorse Proton-M successfully launches Amazonas 5

International Launch Services (ILS) used its workhorse rocket, the Russian-built Proton M, to successfully launch the Amazonas 5 communications satellite in a Read more

100th flight of the Proton-M rocket orbits joint military-commercial BLAGOVEST-1

At 2207 GMT, 16 August, a Russian Proton-M heavy-lift rocket lifted off from Site 81 (Pad 24), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Read more

Khrunichev to “modularise” Proton rocket to enter medium and small launcher markets

International Launch Services (ILS), the commercial marketing arm of the Russian rocket manufacturer Khrunichev, has announced that the Proton four-stage rocket is Read more

Old Proton Ullage motor explodes causing debris

At 0920 GMT on 1 June, a stage that was used as an earlier alternative to the Breeze M on Proton Read more

Categories

Archives

Tags

nasaspacexecoreviewsissesaArianespacevideochina25virgin galacticULAfalcon 9RoscosmosDGAaviation weekaresIGTsoyuzawardsBeidouspacespacewalkSatellite broadcastingmoonInternational Space StationevarussiaCargo Return VehicleBlue OriginmarsblogresearchboeingimpactAirbus DSspaceshiptwomarshyperboladelayjaxademocratISROobamaorionhypertextrocketgoogle lunar prizelunarVegalaunchtourismbarack obamaconstellationStarlinkfiguresEutelsatnorthRocket LabSESFalcon 9v1.2FT Block 5spaceflightnode 2fundedOneWebRaymond Lygorome2009Express MD-2Atlas Vthales alenia spacess2dassault aviation2008Lucywk2aviationElon MuskLockheed MartinIntelsatradioukexplorationtestmissiledocking portsstlinternetsuborbitalChina Manned Space Engineeringsts-1222010newspapercotsgalileoAriane 5flightmissile defensespaceportspace tourismExpress AMU 1Ariane 5 ECAaltairbuildspace stationProton MSLSshuttleIntelsat 23scaled compositesVirgin OrbitCosmosinternational astronautical congressEuropean Space AgencyrulesElectronbudgetnew yorkhanleyLauncherOneshenzhouspace shuttleatvVietnamboldenAriane 6congressMojaveGuiana Space CenterOrbital ATKNorthrop GrummaniackscSpace Systems/LoralUK Space AgencylawscnesUS Air ForceInmarsatILSprotonnew shepardsoyuz 2-1aTalulah RileyLong March 4CApollousadarpaSkyloneuAstriumastronautlanderLong March 4BpicturebasedragoneventLong March 2CSSLfiveWednesdayAprilinterviewSea Launchlunar landerfalconSNC50thlink7successorcustomeratlantisSpace InsuranceLong March 2D/2conferencenational space symposiumorbiterTelesat15