Baikonur Cosmodrome, March 27, 2004 — A Proton launch vehicle successfully deployed a military satellite officially called "Cosmos-2406" at 13:06 Moscow Time. This was the second Proton launch in two weeks. On March 16, a Proton Breeze M successfully launched the W3A satellite in a commercial mission for International Launch Services.

Built by Khrunichev State Research and Production Center in Moscow, Proton is one of the premier launch systems in the world.


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