ILS Launches AMC-10 Bird Into Orbit
International Launch Services launched the AMC-10 satellite Thursday at 6:46 p.m. (EST) on board an Atlas IIAS rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The satellite is an A2100 model, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for SES Americom, aPrinceton, N.J.-based subsidiary of SES Global [Luxembourg: SESG].
To date ILS has launched 15 satellites for companies affiliated with SES Global. Two SES Americom satellites – AMC-12 and AMC-15 – are set to launch on ILS Proton vehicles in 2004. ILS is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. ILS markets and manages the missions on the Atlas rocket in the United States and on the Proton rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.