The winners of the 2017 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. From left, Planet's Richard Leshner; H.E. Sylvie Lucas, ambassador of Luxembourg; SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell; ILS President Kirk Pysher; Col. Steven Lang, 45th Space Wing; Lt. Col. Jack Lovin, USSTRATCOM; Marcy Steinke, Maxar Technologies; Jason Crusan, NASA. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Kirk Pysher ILS
Proton AsiaSat-9 Sept. 28 2017 ILS
Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, ILS CEO Kirk Pysher and ULA CEO Tori Bruno at World Satellite Business Week 2017 in Paris. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
Proton Roscosmos
Proton EchoStar-21 ILS
Proton Baikonur Cosmodrome
Proton rocket Roscosmos snow
Proton rocket Roscosmos snow
The Proton Medium is designed to haul 5 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit; the Proton Light is designed to haul 3.5 metric tons — performance comparable to a recoverable SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Credit: ILS graphic
The Angara 1.2 launch vehicle being lifted during pad verticalization at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in 2014. Credit: International Launch Services
An ILS Proton rocket lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the Intelsat 31 satellite. Credit: video grab
SpaceX landed rocket
Europasat/Hellas-sat 3. Credit: Thales Alenia Space

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