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2008-06-20 18:00:00

Russia launched a carrier rocket Thursday to send six U.S. commercial satellites into space, Russian news agencies reported. The Kosmos-3M carrier rocket boosted off at 10:36 Moscow time (0636 GMT) from the Kapustin Yar military testing site in southern Russia. It carried into space five Orbcomm satellites and one concept demonstration satellite. The satellites weigh 1,070 kg in all. "According to the ground monitoring services, the launch was successful and the tasks assigned have been...

2008-06-19 12:00:00

Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 19 June [Presenter] For the first time in ten years, a space rocket was launched from the Kapustin Yar range in Astrakhan under the Interkosmos international project. It was successful - all six US communications satellites that the rocket was supposed to put into orbit have reached the planned altitude. This has been confirmed by telemetric data. The goal of the project is to bring telecommunications to the world's regions where...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'