ILS Proton Getting Back on Track

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International.

ILS Proton launch

International Launch Services (ILS) has successfully delivered the Amazonas 5 satellite into orbit on an ILS Proton for HISPASAT.  The ILS Proton launched from Pad 39 at 1:23 a.m. local time on September 10 (7:23 p.m. UTC, 3:23 p.m. EDT on September 11).[i] Continue reading

PT Telkom Indonesia Orders $200 Million Communications Satellite from SSL

By Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International.

1300 Series Satellite Platform. Source - Space Systems Loral

1300 Series Satellite Platform. Source – Space Systems/Loral

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has been selected to provide a communications satellite to PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. According to a December 30, 2015, announcement, SSL will build the TELKOM-4, which will be used for fixed satellite services in Indonesia, India, and Southeast Asia. Continue reading