Russia launches communications satellite

Russia launches communications satellite

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A Russian Proton rocket carrying a communications satellite, Express-AM22, took off from the space base of Baikonur in Kazakhstan early Monday, a spokesman for Russia’s military space corps said. The rocket was launched at 2:00 a.m. Moscow time (2300 GMT Sunday), the RIA-Novosti news agency quoted the spokesman as saying.

The satellite will carry digital television, Internet and mobile telephone links.