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Russia has launched three new satellites

Russia has launched three new satellites 30.12.2007
Russia has launched three satellites to complement its space navigation system.

The satellites were sent into orbit Tuesday on a Proton-M rocket that blasted off successfully from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, said Russian Federal Space Agency spokesman Alexander Vorobyov.

They are to join Russias Global Navigation Satellite System, or Glonass the equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS.

Putin on Monday listened to First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov as he briefed the Cabinet on the development of Glonass.


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