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Dnepr launches small satellites
Posted: Thu, Jul 30, 2009, 9:16 AM ET (1316 GMT)
Dnepr launch (Kosmotras) A Dnepr rocket successfully launched six small satellites from several nations late Wednesday. The Dnepr launched from a silo at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:46 pm EDT (1846 GMT) and placed six small satellites into low Earth orbit. Two of the satellites, UK-DMC2 and Deimos-1, were built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. to be part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, a network of medium-resolution remote sensing satellites. Also on the Dnepr were the United Arab Emirates' first satellite, Dubaisat-1; two small communications for American company Aprize Satellite; and a Spanish technology demonstration nanosat.
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