Ukraine to launch Sich-2 earth observation satellite in October

The launch of Ukraine's Sich-2 earth observation satellite has been scheduled for October 2010, the press service of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) has said.

According to the NSAU, Dnipropetrovsk-based Pivdenne Design Bureau, which developed the 350-kilogram satellite, is currently completing the tests of the Sich-2.

According to the Kosmotras international consortium, Ukraine's Sich-2 earth observation satellite will be launched into a solar-synchronous orbit in 2010 as part of a cluster launch of Ukrainian-Russian Dnepr rocket from the Yasny airbase (Orenburg region, Russia).

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