Russia launches rocket carrying US satellite

Nov 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.

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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?