Proton Rocket Lofts Russian Satellite

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A Russian Proton-K lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Thursday, carrying a Kosmos 2392 satellite into an elliptical orbit. Although the satellite is believed to be an Arkon-class military satellite, space officials told the Russian press that it would also be used to collect data on the land and oceans.

A Proton launch vehicle successfully launched the Cosmos-3292 satellite today at 7:13 p.m. Moscow time. This was the fourth launch of a Proton this year, including two missions carried under International Launch Services.

The Cosmos-3292 satellite was launched within the framework of the Federal program and will provide remote sensing and environmental monitoring of the Earth.

Original Source: ILS News Release