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Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

First Russian rocket of 2009 launched successfully

Russia successfully launched its first cargo rocket of 2009, placing into orbit a Corona research satellite, according to a mission control spokesman.

The launching of the Cyclone-3 rocket from the space center of Plesetsk in the northwest of Russia had been programmed for Thursday, but it was delayed by one day for technical reasons.

The Corona satellite, projected to study solar processes, is third

of three to study the Sun in orbit near earth under the Russian program Coronas. Corona I and Corona F had been launched in 1994 and 2001, respectively.

It will investigate the processes of accumulation of free energy in the atmosphere of the sun, the phenomena of acccelerated particles and the solar flares, and the correlation between the solar activity and magnetic storms on Earth.

Olga SELYANINA

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Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain

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Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain