Russian Military Satellite to Go Into Orbit Next Week

MOSCOW, November 8 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian military satellite will blast off atop a Proton-M carrier rocket next week, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

“The launch of a Proton-M rocket with a satellite for the Defense Ministry is scheduled for November 12,” a Roscosmos spokesman said.

The agency gave no further details about the satellite’s purpose or specifications.

Proton rockets are to take two more telecommunications satellites into orbit this year – the Inmarsat-5 F1 and Express-AM5. The launches will be held on December 8 and December 26, respectively.

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