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Russia launches US satellite: report
by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Feb 12, 2010

Russia launched a US telecommunications satellite from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, RIA Novosti news agency said Friday quoting space officials.

"The launch went as planned," an official from Russia's Roskosmos space agency was quoted as saying, adding that the Proton-M rocket took off at precisely 0039 GMT.

The Intelsat-16 satellite, produced by US-based Orbital Sciences Corporation, is due to provide communications service for customers in Mexico and South America.


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Telespazio Renews Multiple Contracts With Eutelsat
Rome, Italy (SPX) Feb 10, 2010
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