Marks a Record of 8 Commercial Missions in 2010 for ILS

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, December 27, 2010 – International Launch Services (ILS), a world leader in providing launch services to the commercial space industry, successfully carried the KA-SAT satellite to orbit for Eutelsat Communications of France on an ILS Proton. The ILS Proton […]

Rocket Manufacturer Blamed for GLONASS Launch Failure Due to Excess Fuel

The recent loss of three GLONASS-M satellites in space resulted from a series of mistakes made by the Russian Energia rocket corporation, the head of the Russian state commission probing the incident said today (December 17), according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti.

“The preliminary results of the investigation commission indicate that Energia miscalculated how […]

Proton To Return to Flight in December

Surplus fuel believed cause for Russia’s Glonass satellite loss

The December 5 launch of the Proton-M © RIA Novosti. Oleg Urusov

The main cause of the loss of Russia’s three Glonass-M satellites was due to human error from fueling the booster rocket with an excess of 1.5-2 tons of fuel, the head of the Russian […]