by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2009
Russia successfully launched a Chinese communications satellite from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan overnight, Russian news agencies reported Wednesday.
The AsiaSat-5 satellite is due to detach from the Proton-M rocket at 0502 GMT Wednesday, space officials quoted by RIA Novosti said.
The satellite is due to provide communications service to East and South Asian states, officials said.
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