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Russian satellite takes orbit

Dec. 31, 2013 - 12:52PM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY   |   Comments
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A Russian communications satellite has taken orbit, launched by a Proton rocket in Kazahkstan, Spaceflight Now reported.

The geostationary satellite is designed to last 15 years, according to the report. Called the Express AM5, it carries 40 Ku-band, 30 C-band, 12 Ka-band and two L-band transponders, and will provide television, radio and other communications services.

Russian Satellite Communications Co. owns the satellite. The launch took place on Dec. 26.

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