Baikonur Cosmodrome, November 24, 2003 — A Proton launch vehicle lifted off this morning at 9:22 a.m. Moscow time and successfully placed two Yamal-200 telecommunications satellites into geostationary orbit. This was the third Proton launch in 2003.

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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