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Satellite launch preparations. A DM-3 satellite carrier carrying three GLONASS-M satellites being prepared at the Baikonur Space Centre, The DM-3 will be mated to the Proton booster for launch. GLONASS is the Russian global positioning system used widely in satellite navigation. Photographed in 2009.
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