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Soyuz Launch Places Government Satellite In Orbit

By | July 31, 2006

      Starsem reported that a Soyuz launch vehicle carried a satellite into space after lifting off earlier this month.

      This was the 1,711th flight of a Soyuz vehicle, according to Starsem.

      The Soyuz blasted away from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia at 8:20 a.m. Moscow time (2:20 a.m. ET).

      Starsem, Arianespace and their Russian partners report that the governmental spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit. They didn’t characterize the type or mission of the satellite.

      This was the sixth Soyuz family mission this year.

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