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Russia Launches Satellites for Gazprom, Telecommunications, TV

November 03, 2012

Russia launched two satellites, including one owned by Gazprom Space Systems (GAZP), the Roscosmos space agency said on its website.

Gazprom’s Yamal-300K satellite will be used for television and telecommunications, according to the statement. The Luch-5B satellite will be used to communicate with rockets and for the Glonass global positioning system, the space agency said.

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