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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Satellite Launch Plans

MOSCOW -- Russia plans to launch three next-generation Express-A communications satellites at the end of this year and beginning of 2000 to replace outdated satellites in its national space network, Interfax reported Friday.

About eight of the 12 communications satellites currently operating in orbit are in urgent need of replacement, Alexander Krupnov, chairman of the State Communications Committee said at a news conference.