ILS is proud to support the United States Marine Corp and their Toys for Tots program. The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.
ILS is always thrilled to give back to the community. Our yearly goal during Thanksgiving is to donate 12 baskets of food to local non-profit organization Cornerstones which is based in Reston. This year we are delighted to announce that ILS donated 15 baskets.
Today, November 20, is the sixth anniversary of the EchoStar XVI launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Did you know that the satellite and Proton are part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in downtown Washington DC?
The Hunter’s Moon was a beautiful sight on a cool Wednesday night in Northern Virginia. Seeing the bright, full moon made ILS employees think about the film “First Man”, the compelling story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Several employees saw the film recently and we asked a couple of them to share their thoughts about the movie.
Higher Orbits’s Go For Launch! Loudoun County event was held on October 6 and 8, 2018 at Leesburg Junction, Virginia. ILS COO & Vice President, Programs and Operations, John Palmé participated in the event as a judge. Congratulations to Team Persephone for winning the competition! ILS supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and is always thrilled to partner with Higher Orbits.
ILS is in Jakarta, Indonesia for APSCC 2018 which takes place from October 2-4. ILS has been a proud member and longtime supporter of APSCC, Asia’s executive event for the satellite and space industry.
A spectacular display of art, archeology and technology in a video projected on the front of the historic Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday. The Proton vehicle is prominently and artfully depicted on the massive columns of the iconic theatre in Moscow, painstakingly renovated in 2011 over 6 years.
ILS was in Paris, France, for World Satellite Business week from September 10-14. It was a tremendous experience as ILS participated in meetings, panel receptions and hosted an incredible reception. One of the many highlights was meeting Christian Lardier, who along with Stefan Barensky, authored a book titled The Proton Launcher: History and Developments. From the authors: