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Proton Launches Military Communication Satellite Raduga-1 6

A Proton K/DM-2 successfully launched Raduga-1 6 from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1645 UTC on October 6. Raduga 1-6 is a Russian military telecommunication satellite. The satellite will be positioned in geostationary orbit for use by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The 2000 kg (4400 lbm) Raduga-1 satellite series is built by NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki using the 17F15 Globus 2 bus.

 

 


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