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    3 Russian Military Satellites Put Into Orbit

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    Three military satellites launched from Russia early Wednesday morning have reached their target orbit, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    MOSCOW, December 25 (RIA Novosti) – Three military satellites launched from Russia early Wednesday morning have reached their target orbit, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    The three Kosmos-series satellites, designated Kosmos-2488, Kosmos-2489 and Kosmos-2490, reached orbit at about 6:16 a.m. Moscow time (02:31 GMT) after lifting off from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, Col. Dmitry Zenin said.

    The Russian Rokot carrier rocket carrying the trio lifted off on time from at 4:31 a.m. Moscow time (00:31 GMT), Zenin said. It was the fourth launch from Plesetsk this year of Rokot, a system based on the RS-18 ballistic missile.

    Zenin did not specify what role the satellites would perform.

     

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