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Proton launches Amazonas-5
Posted: Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 8:43 AM ET (1243 GMT)
Proton launch of Amazonas-5 (Roscosmos) A Proton rocket successfully launched a communications satellite Monday. The Proton lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:23 pm EDT (1923 GMT) and released the Amazonas-5 satellite into its planned orbit nine hours and 12 minutes later. The launch is the second of three planned commercial Proton missions this year, with the third, carrying AsiaSat-9, scheduled for late this month.
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