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equipped with a Fregat booster launched the Kanopus-V-IK and 72 associated small satellites from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport, Russia's Roscosmos space agency was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying on Friday.
Today's launch is the 216th mission of the Long March carrier rocket
series developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
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from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan and was expected to dock with the International Space Station six hours after the blast-off.
Chinese scientists are also working hard on a powerful heavy carrier rocket
for a manned moon landing.
A statement released by the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert said the Turkish satellite, the GK-2, was launched early on Wednesday and was delivered into its predetermined orbit by a Long March 2D carrier rocket
, according to China's (Xinhua) News Agency.
Accurately orbiting the Unha-3 carrier rocket
, a science technology satellite, built with our own ability and technology, is a gift of loyalty to our party, army and comrade Kim Jong-il and a national feat that accomplished the very dying instruction of the general," Kim Ki-nam, a party head for the propaganda bureau, was quoted as telling the crowd.
Manufactured by France's Thales Alenia Space company, Chinasat 12 was launched by a Chinese Long March-3B carrier rocket
The newspaper reported that the engine will permit a carrier rocket
to place a 25-ton payload into near-Earth orbit, or a 14-ton load into geostationary orbit.
MOSCOW (TAP) - Russia's Soyuz carrier rocket
is set make its first launch from outside the former Soviet Union on Thursday, carrying European satellites.
The DPRK's Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite and Unha-2 carrier rocket
also reveal the success of our "Military First" or Songun policy.
A250ft, fully-steerable radio telescope, it was the only one in the world capable of tracking Sputnik 1 's carrier rocket
and remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world.
A Long March II F carrier rocket
will be used to launch the manned capsule, the assembly of which is expected to be completed in July.