Russia’s Glavkosmos takes over International Launch Services, says Proton prices will drop to regain market share

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Commercial launch-service provider International Launch Services (ILS), which has dealt with more setbacks in recent years than the rest of the industry combined, is re-emerging as an entity more closely bound to Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and the agency’s Glavkosmos.

U.S.-based ILS said Glavkosmos will now oversee both ILS and GK Launch Services, which has Russian government license to market the Soyuz-2 rocket outside Russia.

“Glavkosmos is pleased to welcome ILS under our . . .

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