Russia launches military satellite: report

Feb 28, 2009

Russia successfully launched Saturday a military satellite from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian news agencies reported.

The satellite was put into orbit by a Proton-K rocket, the Interfax news agency cited as saying the spokesman for the Russian military space forces, Alexei Zolotukhin.

The satellite, which was launched at 0710 Moscow time (0410 GMT) was due to be placed in orbit at 1346 Moscow time (1046 GMT), Zolotukhin added.

(c) 2009 AFP

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