Russia puts six US satellites into orbit

October 20th, 2010 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft put six US communications satellites into orbit Tuesday, an official said.

The spacecraft blasted off at 17.11 GMT from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur space centre, a spokesman for the Russian space agency said.

The Globalstar-2 satellites will provide high-quality voice and data services to over 120 countries and North America.

Globalstar is a low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite-based telecommunications system built by US-based Loral Corporation and Qualcomm Inc.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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