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Moscow (RIA Novosti) Apr 02, 2012
Russia's Space Forces launched a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite on board on Friday, spokesman Lt. Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said.
"The rocket put the Cosmos-series military satellite into the designated orbit at 09.49 pm Moscow time (05.49 GMT)," Zolotukhin said.
The official said that the launch was overseen by the Aerospace Defence Forces.
Russia reportedly operates a constellation of 60 to 70 military satellites with reconnaissance, missile early warning and other capabilities.
Source: RIA Novosti
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China launches French-made communication satellite
Xichang, China (XNA) Apr 02, 2012
China successfully sent a French-made communication satellite, "APSTAR-7," into orbit Saturday evening, using a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Monitoring data indicated that the satellite separated from the rocket and reached its designated orbit 26 minutes after its launch at 6:27 p.m. Beijing time. Produced by Thales Ale ... read more
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