International Launch Services
Also known as DLA-2, Intelsat 31 is a 6300kg geostationary communications satellite built on the SSL 1300 platform. Co-located at 95 degrees west with Galaxy 3C and Intelsat 30 (DLA-1), the craft will provide services to Latin America. The satellite is equipped with 10 C and 72 Ku-band transponders, with the majority being used by DirectTV for their DTH service. Powered by 2 solar arrays the satellite is expected to remain operational for 15 years.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
1540 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Proton-M Briz-M – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
- Family: Proton / UR-500
- Length: 53 m
- Diameter: 7.4 m
- Launch Mass: 712 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21000 kg
The Proton-M Briz-M was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 2001-04-07. Proton-M Briz-M has 61 successful launches and 6 failed launches with a total of 67 launches.
International Launch Services – ILS
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: ILS
- Administration: Kirk Pysher
- Founded: 1995
- Country: USA
International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) is a joint venture with exclusive rights to the worldwide sale of commercial Angara and Proton rocket launch services. Proton launches take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan while Angara is planned to launch from the Plesetsk and Vostochny Cosmodromes in Russia.