MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti)
- Russia to launch two telecoms satellites on Sunday
- Russia, Israel agree on cooperation in outer space
- Glonass-M satellite prepared for Monday's launch
- Russia set to launch Proton-M carrier rocket with 3 Glonass-M satellites
A Proton-M carrier rocket with two telecommunications satellites onboard blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Sunday, Russia's space agency Roscosmos spokesman said.
«The separation of Russia's Luch-5A spacecraft is scheduled for 00:11 on Monday [20:11 GMT Sunday], while Israel's Amos-5 satellite will separate at 00.52 Moscow time [20.52 GMT],» the spokesman said.
The Luch-5A satellite will provide communications with the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
Israel's AMOS-5 will join the satellite grouping of AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 to provide various satellite services to customers in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa. Equipped with 18 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders, the satellite has a life span of 15 years.
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- stpetersburgRouble and other CIS Currencies17:56, 11/12/2011The EU and USA should be careful what they wish for
In the CIS Countries the Russian Federation is not trying step by step to have the ten nations of the CIS or Eurasian Economic Zone by the Russian Rouble but is respecting the National currencies of the other nine
When is the EU and Germans going to have twin track approach between their own members .
In friendship and co operation between EU and CIS the ten members of the CIS could consider the Euro as the external currency of EU as thats what the man they are protesting against said if the time was right
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