International Launch Services (ILS) is a global leader in providing commercial launch services for satellite operators worldwide offering a complete array of services and support, from contract signing through mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS has exclusive rights to market the Proton and future Angara vehicles, has launched most commercial satellite platforms and worked with all major satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, Va., near Washington, D.C.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, which holds the majority interest in ILS, is one of the cornerstones of the Russian space industry. Khrunichev manufactures the Proton system and is developing the next generation Angara launch system. The heritage Proton vehicle launches from facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has a heritage of over 360 missions since 1965 and the highest launch rate of any single launch system in the industry.