Russia Launches Advanced US Telecom Satellite

Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 15, 2010 A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. telecommunications satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Sunday, a spokesman for Russian space agency Roskosmos said. The launch took place at 20:29 Moscow time [16:29 GMT], the spokesman said. The contract to put the satellite into space was signed between Russian-U.S. company International Launch Services


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