ISC Kosmotras Dnepr Rocket Lofts 8 Payloads

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An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket carrying eight payloads, including Ukraine’s Sich-2 remote sensing satellite, launched Aug. 17 from Russia’s Yasny spaceport.

The other payloads carried into low Earth orbit include a Ukranian avionics experiment, Nigeriasat-2, Nigeriasat-X, Turkey’s Rasat spacecraft, Italy’s EduSat and two asset-tracking satellites owned by Fairfax, Va.-based Aprize Satellite Inc.