Russia Launches Saudi Satellite

07.06.2010 Russia

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A Russian Proton rocket carrying an Arabsat telecommunications satellite was launched into orbit this past Friday, the Russian Space Agency said.

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Arabsat 5B would be part of the ARABSAT satellite communications grid, and is the third such satellite to be launched by Russians.

It is due to serve the Middle East and North Africa, the RIA Novosti news agency said.



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