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DirecTV-10 Reaches Baikonur For Launch Preparation

By | June 7, 2007

      DirecTV-10 has been delivered to a space center in Kazakhstan in preparation for a launch scheduled for early July, the RIA Novosti newspaper quoted a Russian space company on June 6.

      The commercial telecommunications satellite, designed and manufactured by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems will provide high-definition television throughout the United States.

      The satellite will be put into orbit by a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket, with launch services provided by International Launch Services, a U.S.-Russian joint venture with exclusive rights for worldwide commercial sales and mission management of satellite launches on Russia’s Proton carrier rockets.

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