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Posted on 10/27/2005 12:44:56 AM PDT by HAL9000
Russian rocket launched with eight satellites on board
MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - A Kosmos-3M carrier rocket with a Russian Mozhayets-5 educational satellite and seven foreign minisatellites on board was successfully launched from Russia's Plisetsk Space Center at 10:52 Moscow time, a spokesman for the Russian Federal Space Agency said Thursday.
"The launch went smoothly, and all the satellites are set to undock from the Russian carrier rocket at 11:27 Moscow time one by one with an interval of a few seconds," the source said.
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Note: Slightly off topic, but interesting:
Special Dispatch Series - No. 1005
October 12, 2005 No.1005
"The New Iranian Hizbullah TV Station 'Kheibar': To Be Mainly Broadcast in North America & Europe
On October 10, the Iranian Student News Agency, ISNA, reported that Iran 's Hizbullah is planning to operate a new satellite TV channel, named Kheibar."
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Bigdeli also said the satellite TV channel Kheibar will become operational "in the next couple of months" and that Kheibar's programs will be "mainly broadcast in North America and Europe Currently we are procuring the hardware."
The report goes on to say that "Bigdeli said the secretary of Iran's Hizbullah, Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer Kharrazi, has recommended that team launching Kheibar satellite TV should prepare the ground for collaboration among Muslim states, forge Islamic solidarity, eliminate Zionism and create consensus among political, cultural, and social forces.""
 ISNA (Iran), October 10, 2005, http://www.isna.ir/Main/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-595516
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"The Mozhayets-5 is the main payload," Alexei Kuznetsov, the official spokesman for the Russian Space Forces, said. It was designed by students of the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy to test laser-optic communications.
Two similar satellites, the Mozhayets-3 and the Mozhayets-4, are already in orbit, in addition to the Tatyana satellite, launched in early 2005 to mark the 250th anniversary of Moscow State University.
The minisatellites being put into orbit are the China-DMC, Britain's TopSat, Iran's SINA-1, Norway's Ncube-2, Germany's UWE-1, Japan's XI-V, and the European Space Agency's SSET Express.
Thanks Hal for those updates.
I appreciate it.
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