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Saudicomsat satellite launch preparations. Technicians preparing a Saudicomsat satellite for launch. This satellite is one a series that provide communications for Saudi Arabia. Five of these satellites were placed into orbit using a Russian rocket, launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 17 April 2007.
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