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[December 03, 2012]
Urgent: Russia launches communications satellite from floating pad
MOSCOW, Dec 03, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Russia has launched a French communications satellite from a seaborne launch platform, the federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.
Live webcast showed the Zenit-3SL carrier rocket, with a W-5A telesat on board, blasted off from the equator-deployed Sea Launch Odyssey platform in the Pacific Ocean.
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