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Six Russian rockets planned for launch from Baikonur and Kourou in autumn — source

September 07, 2015, 17:10 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The earliest launch is planned for September 11, when a Soyuz-ST booster carrying two navigation satellites of European system Galileo will lift off from the Kourou Space Center
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MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. Six launches of Russian rockets are scheduled from the space centers in Kourou in French Guiana and Baikonur in Kazakhstan, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS on Monday.

"The earliest launch is planned for September 11, when a Soyuz-ST booster carrying two navigation satellites of European system Galileo will lift off from Kourou Space Center," the source said.

Another launch is scheduled for September 14. According to the source, a Proton-M carrier rocket will insert the Express-AM8 satellite into orbit from Baikonur on that day.

A Soyuz-U launch vehicle is to lift the Progress M-29M space freighter into outer space from Baikonur on October 1, with a Proton-M rocket to orbit the Turksat-1B satellite on October 9.

Another launch, which is scheduled for November 18 from Baikonur as well, is that of a Zenit carrier vehicle with the Elektro-L hydro-meteorological satellite. November 21 is to see the orbiting of the new-generation Progress-MS cargo spacecraft by a Soyuz-2.1a rocket, the source told TASS.

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