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2004-Aug-05, 06:01 PM
SUMMARY: A Russian Proton rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday, carrying a Brazilian Amazonas satellite into orbit. The rocket launched at 2232 UTC (6:32 pm EDT), and its Breeze M upper stage placed the satellite into a geosynchronous orbit 9 hours, 11 minutes later. When it reaches its final position of 61-degrees West, it will provide broadcast television services to countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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2004-Aug-06, 09:29 PM
Goo...just exactly what I need...more broadcast service.

2004-Aug-06, 09:51 PM
That's good news - especially for the Spanish speaking communities as this will enable them to have better global communications in their own language & just goes to show the up & coming "push" of the Spanish language (catching up fast on the English language!). Spanish is spoken by more people in the USA than in Spain! Their Spanish is a variation of the Spanish spoken in Spain itself but easily understood - like the differences in American English & British English!