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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

ICO Chooses Russian

MOSCOW () -- ICO Global Communications said Monday it had chosen Russian and Ukrainian-made rockets to launch its communication satellites.

A company statement said Russian Proton and Ukrainian Zenith boosters would be used for six launches over 20 months starting from 1998. Another six ICO satellites will be launched by U.S.-made Atlas ILAS and Delta III rockets.

Last year, Britain-based ICO ordered U.S. Hughes Space and Communication Inc. to produce 12 satellites to set up a global communications network.