Proton rocket & Granat observatory on launch pad

Proton rocket & Granat observatory on launch pad

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Granat astrophysical observatory, perched atop a Soviet Proton rocket, ready for launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, USSR. The Granat observatory is a project run jointly by the USSR, France, Denmark & Bulgaria. This photograph was taken shortly after the rocket had been installed on the launch pad on 29 November, 1989.

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Keywords: cis, flight, granat observatory, launch of, manned spaceflight, novosti, program, programme, proton rocket, russian, soviet, space

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