BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, March 21, 2010 – ILS Proton Breeze M launched from Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome at
00:27 today local time (14:27 EDT, 18:27 GMT) successfully carried the Echostar XIV satellite into orbit today for DISH Network L.L.C. Breeze M successfully released the satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit after a nine-hour,
10-minute mission. Echostar
more than 6.3 metric tons, is the heaviest satellite launched on ILS
Proton to date.
Intelsat S.A. announced today that its Intelsat 4 satellite (IS-4), located at 72° East Longitude, experienced an anomaly on 1 February 2010 at approximately 00:18 GMT. Intelsat is working with affected customers to identify restoration capacity.
At the moment there are some technical issues with Eutelsat W2 (16East). Nobody can receive any of the frequencies from that bird. Let's wait for the official statements from Eutelsat and let's hope that the issues are temporary and will be fixed shortly.
BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, December 29, 2009 –
International Launch Services (ILS), a leading mission and launch
services provider for the global commercial satellite industry,
successfully carried the DIRECTV 12 satellite into orbit today for
DIRECTV of El Segundo, California, on an ILS Proton.