ILS wins contract for Angara launch of South Korea’s Kompsat-6

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International Launch Services has won the first commercial contract for an Angara 1.2 launch.

ILS announced Monday that the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has signed a contract for an Angara 1.2 launch of the Kompsat-6 remote sensing satellite.

That launch, into sun-synchronous orbit, is scheduled for 2020 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.

Angara 1.2 is the smallest version of the Angara rocket, capable of launching payloads of up to 3.5 tons into low Earth orbit. [ILS]


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