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Russia’s First Private Satellite to Be Launched in 2013

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:11 pm via: RIA Novosti
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Russia’s first satellite manufactured and operated by a private firm will be launched next year, Dauria Aerospace head Mikhail Kokorich told RBK daily.

The DX1-class 50-kg satellite will be designed to “fine-tune a satellite platform, monitor the movement of ships in the world’s oceans and test a variety of payloads,” he said.

Development of the second satellite, DRE, will start by the end of this year, he said, adding that several DRE-class satellites will be built to be used to provide space imagery.

The company will not only build satellites but also operate them and market its services, Kokorich said.

Copyright 2012 RIA Novosti. All rights reserved.

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