ILS Receives Mission Assignment From Intelsat for Intelsat DLA-2 for Launch in 2015
International Launch Services (ILS), a leading commercial launch services provider, has received the first launch assignment from Intelsat of the two missions announced in March 2013.
The satellite, Intelsat DLA-2, also known as Intelsat 31, will be launched by ILS Proton in 2015 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan utilizing the vehicle’s Phase IV performance capability. A high power satellite, Intelsat DLA-2 is currently under construction by SSL of Palo Alto, California, based on the flight proven 1300 platform. The 6 metric ton satellite will provide in orbit protection services for the DIRECTV Latin America Direct-to-Home (DTH) television platform, a leading DTH digital television services operator in Latin America. This will be the 11th ILS Proton launch for Intelsat and the 5th mission to support DIRECTV.
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The second Intelsat satellite launch assignment awarded to ILS will be announced in the future.
Source : International Launch Services - view original press release