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Russian Proton rocket orbited 2 satellites.
On July 15, 2011 at 23:16 UTC the "Proton-M” rocket-carrier equipped with the Breeze M upper stage was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The rocket orbited 2 telecommunication satellites: "KazSat-2” (Kazakhstan) and SES-3 (USA).
KazSat-2 is destined for a 12-year mission to beam television broadcasts across Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Owned by the government of Kazakhstan, KazSat-2 was manufactured by Russian Khrunichev Space Centre and carries communications instruments built by Thales Alenia Space.
Built by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Virginia, SES 3 is beginning a 15-year mission to deliver educational, international and high-definition programming across the United States and the Caribbean for SES World Skies.
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India launched a satellite.
On July 15, 2011 at 11:18 UTC the PSLV-С17 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket-carrier was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island, India's primary launch site on the country's east coast.
The rocket orbited the GSAT-12 communication satellite. The spacecraft is designed for an eight-year mission.
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