International Launch Services (ILS) says it will cut 25% of its workforce and reduce its targeted number of commercial Proton M/Briz M launches from seven or eight annually to just three or four. Based in Reston, Virginia, ILS markets commercial missions of Russia’s heavy-lift Proton. The company is majority owned by Moscow-based Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and employs fewer than 65 people. In an Aug. 4 statement, ILS President Phil Slack said the staff ...
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