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ANGOLA’S FIRST COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LIFTS OFF FROM KAZAKHSTAN

ANGOLA’S FIRST COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LIFTS OFF FROM KAZAKHSTAN A Ukrainian-built Zenit booster and a Russian-made Fregat upper stage launched with an Angolan communications satellite Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading for an orbital perch more than 22,000 miles above Earth. A nearly 20-story-tall Zenit rocket lifted off with the Angosat 1 spacecraft at 1900 GMT (2 p.m. EST) Tuesday from Site 45 at the historic spaceport in Kazakhstan, where launch occurred at 1 a.m. Wednesday local time.   More



(Source: SpasceFlight Now - Dec 27)

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