|For space thematic collections.
In 2009 several postal stationeries on space thematic were issued in Russia.
Cosmonautic museum in the village of Shorshely.
It is the place of birth of Russian cosmonaut A.Nikolaev (Vostok-3, Soyuz-9).
Print quantity – 11500 copies.
The 100th birth anniversary of academician V.P.Barmin, designer of the launchers for rocket-carriers.
Print quantity – 12000 copies.
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|A Music Satellite is in orbit.
On June 30, 2009 at 23.15 (Moscow time) the "Sirius FM5” satellite was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The satellite was delivered to orbit by the "Proton-M” Russian rocket-carrier equipped with the "Breeze-M” booster (upper stage).
The Sirius FM5 mission is the 5th Proton launch of 2009 and the 346th Proton flight overall.
Sirius FM5 is a Communications Satellite. It is a new high-EIRP geostationary satellite launched for Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. It will join the company’s three satellites that broadcast 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data over the United States.
The satellite constellation now provides over 65 music channels with no advertising, over 70 voice channels (e.g., news, sports, commentary, humor, traffic, weather, etc.) and a few television channels to more than 7 million mobile and fixed subscribers. Service is additionally provided throughout Can
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