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    ZENIT ROCKET DID ITS JOB

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    MOSCOW, March 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Zenit-3SL booster rocket successfully placed the US communication satellite XM3-Radio into orbit at 7.52 Moscow time. The rocket was launched at 6.51 Moscow time from the Odysseus floating platform from the equatorial region of the Pacific within the Sea Launch international programme, RIA Novosti was told in the Mission Control Centre.

    The XM3-Radio space vehicle will replenish the American grouping of "musical" satellites - it became the third from the XM-Radio orbital family.

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