Proton Successfully Launches EchoStar IV Satellite

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, KAZAKHSTAN, May 8, 1998 –A Proton rocket blasted into space this morning from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 5:45 a.m. (7:45 p.m. USA EDT, May 7) carrying the EchoStar IV commercial communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.


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