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"The satellite together with the Volga upper stage entered the atmosphere over the southern part of the Atlantic this morning. They have fully burned in the dense atmosphere," the source said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the interdepartmental commission of the Russian Federation admitted the loss of the dual-use satellite after its launch on December 5. The satellite has been developed since the beginning of 2000. In 2011 active work on its upgrade and preparation for the launch was carried out.

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