First space launches from Baikonur planned for February, 2009

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17:22 05.12.2008
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Baikonur. December 5. Kazakhstan Today - The first space launches from Baikonur in 2009 are planned for February, the agency reports citing the press-service of the Federal Space Center Baikonur.

According to the press service, the launch plan for 2009 has been completely approved. The cargo ship Progress М-66 with the rocket Soyuz-U will be launched with the cargo for the crew of the International Space Station in the first half of February, 2009 from the cosmodrome Baikonur.

Two Russian satellites Express AM-44 and Экспресс-MD1 will be launched to the near-earth orbit.

"Proton-M rocket launch with the booster block Breeze-M and the communication satellites Express AM-44 and Express-MD1 are planned for February 2009 as well," the press-service of the Federal Space Center Baikonur informed.

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