Russia Launches British Communications Satellite Into Space

Are the British now as dependent upon Russia as their American counterparts to go into space?

 

Moscow, Russia:  Russia on Sunday carried out its first space launch of the year, using its commercial Proton rocket to send a British satellite into orbit.

The launch went ahead as planned just after 1230GMT from the Russia-owned Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a live broadcast shown by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency showed. It is expected to reach orbit at 0402GMT Monday. Continue reading