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Russian launch of Dutch satellite delayed
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Moscow (UPI) Jan 27, 2012

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The launch of a Russian rocket meant to put a Dutch communications satellite into orbit has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, officials said.

It was the second delay for the Proton-M launch, first scheduled for Dec. 26 but postponed for technical issues, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

"Today we are planning to carry out operations to dismount the Proton-M rocket from the launch pad and transport it to the integration building," a statement from Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

The SES-4 satellite intended to be put into orbit by the Russian rocket was built by U.S. company Space Systems/Loral for Dutch operator SES World Skies.

It is designed to provide various satellite services to customers in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Official did not announce a new launch date.

"The date and time of the launch will be established after all registered problems are fixed and additional tests are held," Roscosmos said.

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