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TMCNet:  Urgent: Russia launches communications satellite from floating pad

[December 03, 2012]

Urgent: Russia launches communications satellite from floating pad

MOSCOW, Dec 03, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Russia has launched a French communications satellite from a seaborne launch platform, the federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

Live webcast showed the Zenit-3SL carrier rocket, with a W-5A telesat on board, blasted off from the equator-deployed Sea Launch Odyssey platform in the Pacific Ocean.

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