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CANOPUS-B, BKA, MKA-PN1, ADS-1B, TET-1 launch

By: RocketGirl
A Russian Soyuz - FG launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:41 GMT on July 22 carrying five satellites to orbit. The satellites on-board included: Canopus-B, a Russian remote sensing satellite; BKA, a remote sensing satellite for Belarus; MKA-PN1, which will be used by Russian meteorologists to build models of ocean circulation; TET-1, a satellite that's part of the German Aerospace Center's OOV Program that tests new space technologies; and ADS-1B, a Canadian satellite that will be part of a ship-identification satellite system. The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for the satellites are as follows: Canopus-B - 38707; BKA - 38708; MKA-PN1 - 38709; ADS-1B - 38710; TET-1 - 38711. The STK satellite database will be updated shortly with the TLE's for each of these satellites. Stay update-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI's Launch Notifications.
Posted: 7/19/2012 8:50:26 PM


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