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    Дата: 19 июня 2008 (2008-06-19) От: Oleg Vassilyev Тема: Russia Set To Launch Batch Of Orbcomm Birds Today Hello, All ! http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Russia_Set_To_Launch_Batch_Of_Orbcomm_Birds _today_999.html Russia Set To Launch Batch Of Orbcomm Birds Today File image of a Cosmos-3M launch. by Staff Writers Fort Lee NJ (SPX) Jun 19, 2008 Orbcomm has announced that it intends to launch six satellites; the Coast Guard Concept Demonstration satellite and five Quick Launch satellites on June 19, 2008 from the Russian Kapustin Yar launch facility at approximately 2:30 am (EDT). The satellites have completed all required inspections, functional testing, fueling and integration onto the launch vehicle adapter. The satellites will be launched using a Cosmos 3M launch vehicle, which has a service record that includes more than 420 successful launches. The Coast Guard Concept Demonstration and Quick Launch satellites will have higher capacity to enhance Orbcomm's network performance and will be placed in an optimum orbit to augment current satellites, providing faster message delivery for the company's new and existing customers. In addition, these satellites are equipped with Automatic Identification System (AIS) payloads to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped maritime vessels. Orbcomm intends to market this AIS data to U.S. and international coast guards and government agencies, as well as to companies whose businesses require such ship tracking and other navigational activities. These satellites represent the first stage of Orbcomm's multi-year satellite upgrade plan and will make Orbcomm the only satellite company providing worldwide commercial AIS data services. Russia to launch six U.S. communication satellites into orbit Moscow (RIA Novosti) A Russian carrier rocket will orbit on Thursday six U.S. commercial satellites, Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Wednesday. The launch of the Cosmos-3M carrier rocket with Orbcomm satellites on board has been scheduled for 10:36 Moscow time (6:36 GMT) from the Kapustin Yar military testing site in southern Russia. Orbcomm is the world's first commercial global wireless data and messaging system. The system uses low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide cost-effective tracking, monitoring and messaging capabilities to and from anywhere in the world. Orbcomm currently operates 29 satellites in six orbital planes that provide worldwide coverage. These satellites are relatively small in size, weighing less than one hundred pounds and measuring only 42 inches in diameter and six inches in height. The Cosmos 3M is a liquid-fueled two-stage rocket, first launched in 1967, with over 410 successful launches to date. The booster has been designed to lift a payload of up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) into low, medium, and high orbits. Best regards, Oleg Vassilyev

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