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Proton rocket orbited Russian navigation satellites.
On November 4, 2011 at 12:51 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited 3 Russian navigation satellites. Built by the "ISS Reshetnev” Corporation, each "Glonass M” satellite has a design life of seven years. The Glonass system broadcasts navigation signals to Russian military and civilian users around the world. It is Russia's counterpart to the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System.
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China accomplishes its first space docking.
On November 2, 2011 at 17:28 UTC two Chinese spacecraft accomplished the country's first space docking procedure. The Chinese"Shenzhou-8” unmanned spacecraft docked with the "Tiangong-1” space lab module at 01:28 a.m. Beijing time on November 3, 2011 marking another great leap for China's space program.
The success of the docking procedure makes China the third country in the world, after the United States and Russia, to master the technique, moving the country one step closer to establishing its own space station.
President of China Hu Jintao, who was in France for the G-20 summit, sent a congratulatory message on the success of the country's first-ever space docking.
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Progress M-13M docked to the ISS.
On November 2, 2011 at 11:41 UTC the Russian "Progress M-13M” docked with the International Space Station. The spacecraft linked up to the station's "Pirs” module. The spacecraft delivered more than 2600 kilograms of cargo, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station. Aboard the spacecraft there were several letters addressed to the ISS crew members.
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