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Russia Launches Spy Satellite for Egyptian Military

Spy Satellite
A Soyuz rocket with Egyptsat-2 satellite shortly after rollout to the launch pad at Site 31 on April 13, 2014. According to its official specifications, the one-ton 559GK satellite could discern details as small as one meter on the Earth’s surface. In addition to regular photos, the satellite’s optics could produce infrared imagery.

By Russian Space Web,

A RUSSIAN rocket launched a new-generation surveillance spacecraft Wednesday designed to give the Egyptian military a powerful “eye in the sky”.

THE launch of the Soyuz-U rocket took place as scheduled on April 16, 2014, at 20:20 Moscow Time (12:20 EST) from Site 31 in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Continue reading Russia Launches Spy Satellite for Egyptian Military