Russia launches six US satellites

2013-02-06 21:20
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(Picture: AFP)

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Moscow - A Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday successfully launched six US telecommunications satellites from the Baikonur space centre Moscow leases from the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan.

Russia's space programme leads the world in the number of commercial launches and is used by other nations to put up both private and military satellites.

Moscow's space programme has been hit by a string of embarrassing failures in the past two years that resulted in several leadership shakeups.

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