Proton Rocket set for Wednesday Liftoff with Secretive Communications Powerhouse

Russia’s Proton-M rocket is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday night on a semi-secret mission with the first of four planned Blagovest satellites building a communications infrastructure “for Russian domestic use.”

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Proton-M blasts off on Year-Ending Mission with Ekspress Communications Satellite

A Proton-M rocket climbed into the night skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, starting a long overnight mission to deliver the Ekspress AMU-1 communications satellite to orbit and close out a busy year of launches from Russian Cosmodromes.

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