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A Russian military satellite is now in orbit above the Earth after being launched with a Proton-K heavy carrier rocket Saturday, an official says.
Russia has launched its first rocket of the year, carrying a research satellite as its payload, a space agency spokesman said Friday. The launch of the Cyclone-3 rocket from the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia originally was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed for technical reasons, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. The Coronas-Photon satellite, which will study the sun from near-Earth orbit, is the third of three satellite placed in orbit under Russia's Coronas...
BAIKONUR. Oct 12 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-13, carrying the crew of the 18th main expedition and the sixth space tourist to the International Space Station, has been put into earth orbit.
BAIKONUR. Oct 12 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian launch vehicle, Soyuz- FG, carrying the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, blasted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, an Interfax-AVN correspondent reported from the launch site.
BAIKONUR. Oct 9 (Interfax-AVN) - Teams of the Federal Space Agency and the Baikonur space center are attaching the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft to the Soyuz-FG rocket. "The process will take about six hours," a space center source told Interfax-AVN.
MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has signed 14 contracts to launch Soyuz-ST space launch vehicle rockets to date, deals worth a total of about $700 million, the head of the Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, told reporters on Tuesday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English.
The Russian space agency will launch 10 carrier rockets at a French facility under a new contract with a French company, officials said Saturday.
Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region, 26 July: A modernized Soyuz-2 carrier rocket blasted off from Russia's northern Plesetsk spaceport on Saturday [26 July] to take a Kosmos [also Cosmos] military satellite into orbit.
PLESETSK, Arkhangelsk region. July 25 (Interfax-AVN) - The launch of a military spacecraft with the aid of a Soyuz 2 rocket has been postponed for twenty-four hours. "The state commission led by Space Troops Commander Maj. Gen.