Russia launches rocket carrying US satellite

November 14, 2010

Russia launched a rocket carrying a US communications satellite into space Sunday, the rocket's manufacturer said.

Scheduled for 8:29 pm (1729 GMT), the Proton-M's launching from Moscow's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan "took place as anticipated", the Khrunichev centre said in a statement.

The American LightSquared is to be placed into orbit to cover the United States, the Carribean and Hawaii.

The launching was the 10th of a Proton rocket since the beginning of the year.

Explore further: Russian Rocket To Orbit Arab Satellite February 28

Related Stories

Russian Rocket To Orbit Arab Satellite February 28

February 14, 2006

The launch of the Proton-M Russian carrier rocket with the Arab communications satellite ArabSat 4A has been scheduled for February 28 at 8:10 p.m. GMT at the Baikonur Space Center, the Russian Federal Space Agency said Monday. ...

Russia launches telecom satellite

November 18, 2007

The Russian space agency Sunday launched a telecommunications satellite into orbit from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Russia launches US satellite into space

April 24, 2010

A Russian Proton rocket carrying a US AMC 49 telecommunications satellite was launched into orbit on Saturday, the Russian space agency said on its website.

Russia puts US telecoms satellite into space

July 11, 2010

A Russian Proton-M rocket launched a US telecommunications satellite into orbit from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, the Khrunichev space centre and ILS launch services provider said.

Recommended for you

Image: Hubble sees a dying star's final moments

July 31, 2015

A dying star's final moments are captured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The death throes of this star may only last mere moments on a cosmological timescale, but this star's demise is still quite ...

Binary star system precisely timed with pulsar's gamma-rays

July 31, 2015

Pulsars are rapidly rotating compact remnants born in the explosions of massive stars. They can be observed through their lighthouse-like beams of radio waves and gamma-rays. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational ...

Earth flyby of 'space peanut' captured in new video

July 31, 2015

NASA scientists have used two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off a passing asteroid and produce images of the peanut-shaped body as it approached close to Earth this past weekend.

Exoplanets 20/20: Looking back to the future

July 31, 2015

Geoff Marcy remembers the hair standing up on the back of his neck. Paul Butler remembers being dead tired. The two men had just made history: the first confirmation of a planet orbiting another star.

6 comments

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Vendicar_Decarian
3.7 / 5 (3) Nov 14, 2010
There was a time when America had the ability to launch it's own satellites into space.

Thanks to 40 years of Conservative American Treason, America is now bankrupt and those days are now mostly history.
plasticpower
4 / 5 (1) Nov 14, 2010
There was a time when America had the ability to launch it's own satellites into space.

Thanks to 40 years of Conservative American Treason, America is now bankrupt and those days are now mostly history.


That's not true, what's actually happening is the same thing that's happening with other industries. The word is outsourcing. Ever since the USSR collapsed and the Russian space agency became a private organization, they make money and compete by undercutting NASA, that's why a lot of private satellites are launched from Russia these days. I bet you the engineers in Russia don't get paid nearly as much as NASA employees, and that's where a lot of the cost comes from...
StarDust21
not rated yet Nov 14, 2010
This is kind of sad, america used to be the land of innovation, in the last 10 years it turned into an extreme conservative right, corrupted system working for the interests of corporations and lobbies. And Obama doesn't seem to have to balls to turn the vapor
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Nov 14, 2010
"This is kind of sad, america used to be the land of innovation, in the last 10 years it turned into an extreme conservative right, corrupted system working for the interests of corporations and lobbies" - StarDust

It has taken 40 years of Conservative Treason to degrade America to the current point of complete collapse.

American Corporations are all to pleased to offer their products to rescue the nation - for a price.
russcelt
5 / 5 (1) Nov 15, 2010
I believe a careful analysis of government policies over the past two generations will reveal the responsibility for this state of affairs rest fairly evenly on both the Left and Right. What corporate and political leaders have learned is the lesson taught in Europe for centuries, that labour (working folk) are just another commodity to be exploited as required. And that this exploitation can be effectively masked by over-blown "human rights" and social safety-net policies. Hence the reason why democratic countries need to drift Left. Of course the naked exploitation by the Right forever hobbles their chances at leadership.

"The worker is not the problem. The problem is at the top! Management!" ~ W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993)
flying_finn
not rated yet Nov 16, 2010
Chinese going to the moon, Japanese recovering asteroid particles, Russians and ESA launching rockets and feeding the space station. I guess the sixties are over. Time to be innovative again. Where is the space elevator?

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.