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Rokot launches three military communication satellites

December 26th, 2013 by

Rocket: Rokot/Briz-KM; Payload: three Rodnik satellites [Kosmos-2488, Kosmos-2489, Kosmos-2490]; Date: 25 December 2013, 0031 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The three military satellites have reached their target orbit, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

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Proton lifts off with Ekspress AM5 satellite

December 26th, 2013 by

Rocket: Proton M/Briz M; Payload: Ekspress AM5; Date: 26 December 2013, 1049 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place at 2012 UTC, the inofficial RussianSpaceWeb.com web site reported.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz-2.1v (again)

December 26th, 2013 by

The first test launch of the new Russian light rocket Soyuz-2.1v (aka Soyuz ‘light’) from the Plesetsk cosmodrome has been postponed until 27 December.

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