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Soyuz 2.1a with six Globalstar satellites launched from Baikonur

GlobalStar Beacon
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22:12 28/12/2011
MOSCOW, December 28 (RIA Novosti)

The rocket carrier Soyuz 2.1a with Fregat booster and six American Globalstar-2 satellites has been launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (Roscosmos) said.
“The 5th and 6th spacecraft are scheduled to separate from the Fregat booster at 9:38 p.m. GMT Wednesday and the other satellites are........

......... The previous six Globalstar satellites were successfully launched on July 13, 2011, following a two-day delay for various technical reasons.

Globalstar is a low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite-based telecommunications system founded by U.S.-based Loral Corporation and Qualcomm Inc. It provides high-quality satellite voice and data services across North America, and to over 120 countries worldwide.....  http://en.ria.ru/world/20111228/170539565.html