Cosmos 2361/Signal 1

Keith Stein (
Fri, 25 Dec 1998 21:46:57 -0500

Here are some reports from ITAR-TASS on the Cosmos 2361 launch;

                  Russia launches another earth satellite
   Story Filed: Friday, December 25, 1998 05:40 AM EST
   MOSCOW, December 25 (Itar-Tass) - An artificial earth satellite
   launched by the Russian strategic missile forces from Plesetsk
   cosmodrome on Thursday supplemented the Russian military space
   facilities, Defence Ministry sources told Tass on Friday.
   They said the spacecraft Kosmos-2361 was put into a preset orbit and
   will serve the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry.
   Russian military conduct observation over some 8,500 space objects.
   The Russian system of space monitoring traces spacecraft of military,
   commercial, research and other purposes in space. Some 750 operating
   spacecrafts are now in orbit, with just over 600 of them belonging to
   foreign states.

                     Russia Launches Military Satellite
   Story Filed: Friday, December 25, 1998 04:53 AM EST
   MOSCOW (Dec. 25) XINHUA - The Russian Strategic Missile Force launched
   a satellite for the Defense Ministry Thursday night , Interfax
   reported Friday.
   The satellite was launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest
   Russia at 23:02 Moscow time (20:02 GMT).
   "The separation of the space probe from the booster-rocket was
   successful," the force's press service said.
   The Kosmos-2361 satellite entered its planned orbit early Friday.

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