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Israeli communications satellite launched

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Moscow (AFP) April 28, 2008
A rocket carrying an Israeli communications satellite was successfully launched Monday from a Russian base in Kazakhstan, television footage showed.

State Russian television showed a Zenit rocket carrying the Israeli AMOS-3 satellite blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome four days after technical problems delayed the original launch.

"The decoupling of the rocket's second stage... was successful," a spokesman for the Russian military's Space Forces told the Interfax news agency.

The satellite launch was run by US-based consortium Sea Launch in cooperation with Moscow-based Space International Services.

The 1.3-tonnes AMOS-3 was to be placed in geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometres (22,000 miles) from Earth.

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