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Elektro-L weather satellite launch. Zenit-3M rocket, with a Fregat-SB upper stage, carrying the new-generation Elektro-L weather satellite on the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Elektro-L is a new-generation series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. Photographed on 20th January 2011.
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