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Russia's Soyuz sends six U.S. satellites to orbit

July 13 2011


A Soyuz space carrier with six U.S. Globalstar-2 F1 communication satellites blasted off Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a spokesman from Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said.


The launch, initially scheduled for Monday, was postponed twice till Wednesday due to technical reasons during the preparation.


The Globalstar satellite is a low Earth orbit satellite constellation, which provides high quality satellite phone service and low-speed data communications for over 100 countries worldwide.