Russians Launch Proton, Two Military Missions
CAPE CANAVERAL The Russian Proton heavy booster returned to flight Sept. 6 on a mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying two Russian communications satellites. One of the spacecraft may have malfunctioned, however. The successful launch, the first following a July 5 failure, puts the Khrunichev vehicle on track to resume commercial launches with International Launch Services (ILS), a marketing arm of Lockheed Martin.
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