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Russia launches government communications satellite
Posted: Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 6:25 AM ET (1125 GMT)
Soyuz-2 launch of Meridian satellite in Nov 2012 (Russian Min of Defence) A Soyuz rocket launched a satellite designed to serve military and civil users on Wednesday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 6:42 am EST (1142 GMT) and placed the Meridian satellite into its planned elliptical orbit at 9:00 am EST (1400 GMT). The Meridian series of spacecraft, successor to the Molniya family, is designed to primarily serve Russian military forces, although Russian media notes that the satellites have civil uses as well.
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