Launch of satellite on converted 'Satan' ICBM postponed
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  • The launch of a converted RS-20 Voyevoda intercontinental ballistic missile to put a Thai earth observation satellite in orbit on August 6 was postponed. No new date was however specified. The Thai satellite would have been the third to be launched by Russia's Strategic Missile Forces and Kosmotras from the Yasny launch site. Russia launched the Genesis I and Genesis II inflatable spacecraft from the same location in July 2006 and June 2007 respectively, under a contract with the US company Bigelow Aerospace1.