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Military Satellite Reaches Orbit

June 28 2011


Russia has launched a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with a military satellite on board, RIA Novosti reports.

The rocket, carrying a Cosmos-series satellite, lifted off from the Plesetsk space center in north Russia on Monday evening, a Space Forces spokesman said.

The Cosmos 2472 satellite will join a Russian network of about 60-70 military reconnaissance satellites, said officials.

The payload will likely photograph military installations and troop movements worldwide, reported...

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