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Proton Launches Broadband Satellite

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

Satellite launched to boost broadband access on-the-go


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A Proton rocket lifted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday, launching a powerful satellite to kick off a $1.6 billion next-generation fleet for Inmarsat, the London-based operator specializing in the booming mobile communications market.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:51 AM


Inmarsat-5 F1 Launch Highlights

Inmarsat-5 F1 Launch December 8, 2013 - 7:12am EST

Credit: ILS

Source: International Launch Services - YouTube Channel

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