TS News - Russia Back In Spy Satellite Business
From: Martyn Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 15:24:13 +0900
From email@example.com Fri Dec 13 01: 45:42 1996
TELE-satellit News, 13 December 1996
Russia Back In Spy Satellite Business
MOSCOW, Russia, 96/12/13 (OMRI) -- A Cyclone-2 booster launched from the
Baikonur cosmodrome sent a Russian Kosmos-2335 photo intelligence satellite
into orbit on 11 December, AFP and ITAR-TASS reported. The satellite will
restore Russia's ability to acquire high-quality photo intelligence, which
it has lacked since late September, when a similar satellite fell from
orbit, while earlier attempts to replace it had failed.
"Now we will be more comfortable," said a duty officer at the cosmodrome,
explaining that Russia also has a number of older spy satellites, but they
cannot produce high-quality photos or transmit them to the ground as
quickly as the Kosmos-2335.
By: Scott Parrish
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