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2011-08-01 08:20:00

LONDON, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inmarsat plc (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announces that Inmarsat SA, one of its subsidiary companies, has signed a contract with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch of three Inmarsat-5 satellites. The launches, scheduled for 2013-14, will use the ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Inmarsat-5 satellites - three...

2008-11-06 03:00:17

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the ASTRA 1M satellite into orbit today, marking the fifth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton vehicle lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 2:44 a.m. today local time (3:44 p.m. EST Wednesday, 20:44 GMT Wednesday). After a 9-hour-12-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite will eventually go into operation at 19.2 degrees East...

2008-09-25 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sep 25 (Interfax-AVN) - Three GLONASS-M satellites launched by a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center (Kazakhstan) on Thursday have detached from the DM booster bloc and took up their calculated orbits. "The satellites will be switched on after a series of cyclic tests to adjust control systems and systems responsible for the reception and transmission of signals. This may take roughly between 30 and 60 days after the launch," a source in the Russian space agency...

2008-09-20 03:00:09

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully carried the Nimiq 4 satellite into space for Telesat today. This was the fourth launch of the year, and 47th overall, for ILS. The satellite, built by EADS Astrium, was the second Eurostar 3000 bus launched by ILS in a little over a month. Proton builder Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow is the majority owner of ILS, which is based in Reston, Va. The Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur...

2008-09-15 21:00:22

MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax-AVN) - The Baikonur spaceport is preparing to launch a Proton-M rocket with three GLONASS-M satellites onboard, the Federal Space Agency website said on Monday. The launch is scheduled for September 25. As of now, the GLONASS cluster is made up of 16 satellites, including 14 operational, one with an expired service life, and one under regular maintenance. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 03:00:34

International Launch Services (ILS) announced a contract today with Inmarsat for the launch of an S-band satellite to provide mobile broadcast and two-way telecommunications services throughout Europe. The contract follows this week's successful launch of the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite on an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle. Inmarsat is a London-based provider of global mobile broadband services. ILS holds the exclusive worldwide rights to market and sell commercial launch services on the Proton...

2008-08-20 09:01:13

Russian rocket sends U.S. telecommunications satellite into orbit MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Russian Proton-M rocket early on Tuesday sent a U.S. telecommunications satellite, the Inmarsat-4 F3, into Earth orbit, a spokesman for a Moscow-based producer of space- launch systems said. The rocket was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Moscow time (2243 GMT), said Alexander Bobrenyov, spokesman for the Khrunichev state research and production space center....

2008-08-19 09:00:56

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 19 August: Russia's Proton-M booster with British satellite Inmarsat 4F3 has been launched from the Baykonur cosmodrome, the secretary of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, Aleksandr Bobrenev, told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday [19 August]. "Proton-M with the Briz-M upper stage and Inmarsat 4F3 satellite was launched from Baykonur at 0243 Moscow time [2243 gmt 18 August]," he said. Originally...

2008-08-19 06:00:50

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite into orbit today, marking the third mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton Breeze M vehicle, built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow, lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 4:43 today local time (18:43 EDT Monday, 22:43 GMT Monday). After a 9-hour-3-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Inmarsat-4 F3...

2008-08-14 00:00:35

MOSCOW. Aug 13 (Interfax) - The U.S. telecommunication satellite Inmarsat 4F4 will be launched with a Russian Proton-M launch vehicle from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Moscow time on August 12, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced. A report posted on the agency's website says that planned operations continue at Baikonur to prepare the launch of Proton-M with the Briz-M upper stage which should place Inmarsat 4F3 in orbit. The low-pressure tanks of the...


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