August 29, 2008
German Rapideye Satellites Placed Under Customer’s Control
MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye land remote sensing satellites taken to space with the Dnepr launch vehicle converted from the RS-20 ICBM (SS-18 Satan) have been placed under the customer's control.
"The German RapidEye AG has assumed control over the satellites," Interfax-AVN was told at the Ukrainian-Russian-Kazakh Kosmotras consortium that made the launch from Baikonur on Friday in line with a contract with Britain's Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. to replenish the fleet of remote sensing satellites operated by RapidEye.
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