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AsiaSat 9 communications satellite put into geo-transfer orbit

September 29, 2017, 10:40 UTC+3 MOSCOW

AsiaSat 9 communications satellite will provide TV and telecom services in the Asia-Pacific Region

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MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. AsiaSat 9 communications satellite parted with Breeze-M upper stage and entered a geo-transfer orbit, a representative of Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, the rocket producer, told TASS on Friday.

"The spacecraft separated from the upper stage and entered the geo-transfer orbit at 07.05 am Moscow Time. It will be turned to over to the customer for control shortly," the representative said.

AsiaSat 9 satellite was launched on Thursday evening. It's mission is to provide TV and telecom services in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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