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Russia Fails to Orbit Satellites

August 7, 2012
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According to Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos, the country's Proton-M carrier rocket failed to orbit two telecommunications satellites due to problems in the rocket's boost stage on Tuesday.

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China Launches Two Satellites

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Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 19, 2012) — China launched two satellites after 3 a.m. Beijing Time on Wednesday. The satellites were sent into space by a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
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RAW VIDEO: Raw Video: NASA Launches Twin Satellites

RAW VIDEO: Raw Video: NASA Launches Twin Satellites

AP (Aug. 30, 2012) — NASA launched a rocket carrying twin satellites Thursday morning. The satellites will explore the earth's radiation belts, which protect the planet from solar outbursts.
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RAW VIDEO: Two New Satellites Launched for European GPS System

RAW VIDEO: Two New Satellites Launched for European GPS System

AFP (Oct. 12, 2012) — A third Soyuz rocket is set to launch from the Guyanese Space center, carrying two new Galileo satellites which are to join their two namesakes in orbit as part of validating Europe's version of the American GPS navigation system.
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NASA Rocket Streaks Through Eastern US Sky

NASA Rocket Streaks Through Eastern US Sky

AP (Nov. 19, 2013) — A rocket streaked along the eastern US early evening sky in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit. (Nov. 19)
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