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Russia’s military launched the first of a new type of ship-locating radar imaging satellite Friday aboard a Soyuz rocket.
Russia launched the first satellite for its long-delayed next-generation ocean reconnaissance system on Friday. The Pion-NKS No.901 satellite lifted off atop a Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia at 22…