EchoStar satellite encapsulated at ILS launch operator

EchoStar satellite encapsulated at ILS launch operator

An EchoStar satellite is encapsulated at ILS launch operator prior to launch at the Baikonur launch site in Kazachstan.

International Launch Services (ILS) is providing launch services for global satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract signing through mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS has exclusive rights to market Proton launch services for commercial and civil satellite programs worldwide. ILS markets also the Angara 1.2 rocket for launch services to global commercial and governmental customers for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

ILS was founded in 1995 and is a subsidiary of Khrunichev State Research & Production Space Center (Khrunichev) is headquartered in Reston, VA, near Washington, D.C. comprised of about 30 professionals and provides sales, marketing, mission management, launch operations, legal, licensing, and technical translation services.

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. and is providing satellite communications solutions including video distribution, data communications and backhaul services for media and broadcast, enterprise, government and military customers. In addition, the company provides spacecraft operations and command and control services for EchoStar’s fleet of 24 owned, leased and managed in-orbit satellites.

Prior to 2008, the company operated the DISH Network service brand, which was spun off as DISH on January 1st, 2008. In August 2023 both entities were combined again aiming to leverage both satellite and terrestrial technologies for a competitive edge within the 5G ecosystem. The merged entity encompasses a diverse portfolio of customer brands, boasting a collective subscriber base of approximately 18 million