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2005-12-05 14:55:04

MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency said Monday it had postponed by one day the launch of a U.S communications satellite because of a problem in a booster rocket's control systems, news agencies reported. A Russian Proton-M rocket was due to have blasted off Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying a satellite for U.S company SES Americom. The AMC-23 satellite will serve customers across the Pacific region, including Western North America, East Asia, the South Pacific, Alaska...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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