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BAIKONUR. June 27 (Interfax-AVN) - A Proton-K heavy launch vehicle carrying a military satellite has taken off from the Baikonur spaceport.
Russia successfully launched a military satellite aboard a Proton-K rocket Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Itar-Tass reported. The launch was one of several planned this year to test new space vehicles, officials said.
Officials in Kazakhstan announced on Monday that its only communications satellite is currently out of control due to a computer glitch.
Russian President Vladimir Putin longs for the Russian Space program to stand out like it once did.
At 5:16 pm (11:16 am GMT) on Tuesday, the first Korean was launched into space on a Russian Soyuz TMA-12 spaceship. The launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the worldâ€™s oldest space launch pad.
In this remote and rusting town on the barren steppes of Central Asia, the space race and the Sputnik era seem much more than a memory.
A Russian rocket carrying the American billionaire who helped develop Microsoft Word blasted off late Saturday from the Baikonur cosmodrome en route to the international space station.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Dnepr rocket carrying satellites crashed shortly after take-off late on Wednesday from the Kazakh launch pad of Baikonur, Russian media reported.
The former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan launched its first communications satellite into orbit on Sunday, joining the club of world space powers.
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