Friday, December 26, 2008

Russia To Make 39 Space Launches In 2009

in the blink of an eye you will have half the kremlin partying on the moon.
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The Russian space agency will make 39 space launches next year from the Baikonur and Plesetsk space centers
the launches would be made as part of the Federal Space Program, the Glonass federal program, an international cooperation program, and a number of commercial projects.

A Proton rocket will put into orbit two Express communication satellites, two Glonass satellites, 17 communication satellites, two weather and ocean monitoring satellites, one emergency situations monitoring satellite, and six astrophysical satellites to study planets within the solar system.

Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov previously said that the number of satellites in the Glonass network would be increased to 30 by 2011.

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