Russia Launches Proton-M Rocket with Arab Telecoms Satellite.
The launch, which occurred on Tuesday, had been approved by a special government commission on Monday.
The YahSat-1B satellite was built by Astrium/Thales Alenia Space consortium for the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (United Arab Emerites).
The 6-ton satellite carries Ka-band transponders for commercial and military communications.
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|Date:||Apr 24, 2012|
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