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    Launch of Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with US Intelsat DLA-2 satellite postponed or technical reasons until Thursday, Russia's space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Proton-M is the largest carrier rocket in Russia's fleet of space launch vehicles. The rocket has lifted dozens of Russian-made and foreign satellites into orbit since it was first commissioned into service in 2001.

    "The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with the US spacecraft Intelsat DLA2 has been postponed due to technical issues to June 9, 2016. The scheduled launch time — 10:10 Moscow time [07:10 GMT]," the statement said.

    The Intelsat DLA2 was manufactured by the US-based Space Systems Loral (SSL) company.

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