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Russia launches US communications satellite
MOSCOW (AFP) Dec 29, 2005
A Russian Proton-M rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday to launch into orbit a US communications satellite AMC-23, space officials said.

The AMC-23/Worldsat-3 satellite is to provide communications, Internet access and digital broadcasting for the US Pacific coast, as well as ensure telecommunications for clients in the entire Pacific region, officials quoted by the Interfax news agency said.

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