MOSCOW, Aug. 27, 2001 – The following information is adapted from a press release by Khrunichev: On 25 August at 00:35 Moscow Time a launch crew of Russian Space Forces successfully launched a LV Proton-K with a military satellite Cosmos from Launch Pad #24 in Baikonur. The launch vehicle has been manufactured by Khrunichev Space Center.

The recent launch is the third successful launch of Proton-K LV in this year. Besides, the successful maiden flight of Proton-M/Breeze-M took place on 7 April.

The LV Proton has been developed by Khrunichev Space Center more than 30 years ago. Now it is one of the most reliable launch vehicles in the international market of launch services.

More than 20 successful commercial launches with more than 40 Western satellites have been carried out since 1996.

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