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Proton launches commercial coms sat

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

Proton flies to high orbit with communications satellite


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Taking an exceptionally long climb into exceptionally high orbit, a Russian Proton rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Monday on a 15-hour flight that successfully deployed a commercial communications satellite.

Liftoff of the 1.5-million-pound vehicle came at 0918:31 GMT (5:18:31 a.m. EDT) carrying the SES 6 spacecraft nestled atop the 191-foot-tall rocket.      

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:46 PM


Rocket Launch | SES-6 | ILS Proton

Credit: ILS

Source: International Launch Services - YouTube Channel

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