by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) July 29, 2009
Russia fired six foreign satellite into orbit Wednesday, from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, Russian military spokesman Alexander Vovk said, according to the Interfax news agency.
"Six satellites, namely the DubaiSat-1, Deimos 1, UK-DMC 2, Nanosat 1B, AprizeSat 3, AprizeSat 4 were put in orbit by the Russian launcher Dnepr," Vovk said.
The rocket was launched at 10:46 pm Moscow time (1846 GMT), he added.
The emirates' satellite DubaiSat-1 has been designed for soil surveys, said Interfax. Spain's Nanosta 1B will be used for experiments in nanotechnology.
Britain's Deimos-1 and UK-DMC 2 are part of a constellation of satellites to be used for disaster monitoring, built by the British company SSTL.
Spain's Deimos will be used for agricultural and environmental research.
Argentina's satellites, AprizeSat 3 and Aprizesat 4, were both for telecommunications, said the agency.
Microsat News and Nanosat News at SpaceMart.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|