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Another space shipment for Volga-Dnepr

[ May 8, 2013   //   ]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ has delivered 80,000 kilos of space satellite and launch support equipment to Kazakhstan.

The carrier says that it carries one in three of all space satellites to their launch site due to its proven expertise in safely delivering highly sensitive and valuable cargoes and the unique capabilities of its An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ freighter fleet.

The latest shipment was carried for SDV Logistique International in France on behalf of Thales Alenia Space, based in Cannes. On arrival, the satellite container was transferred to a rail wagon to be transported to the clean room at Baikonur, where the satellite was unloaded from its container for the launch.

The space satellite in its container loads onto the An-1241

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