ILS, SES Americom Sets 2004 Launch Date
International Launch Services (ILS) and SES Americom have set the launch of the AMC-15 satellite for the second half of 2004 on a Proton launch vehicle. The companies made the announcement on Monday during the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week conference. SES Americom, a unit of SES Global, ordered a Proton launch from ILS earlier this year and recently assigned a Proton/Breeze M rocket to carry the AMC-15 satellite. ILS is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Russian partners.