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Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Tue, Oct 23, 2007, 6:30 AM ET (1030 GMT)
Molniya launch vehicle illustration (Energia) A Molniya rocket launched a Russian military satellite early Tuesday, according to Russian media reports. THe Molniya-M rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 12:39 am EDT (0439 GMT) Tuesday and placed its payload into an elliptical orbit about an hour later. No details about the satellite, other than that it was for the Russian military, was released, and the launch had not been announced in advance.
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