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Turkish Cargo flies out Ukrainian satellite for US launch

Satellite transported from Ukraine to Miami for January blastoff

Turkish Cargo transported a satellite from Ukraine for its launch in the US, the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Sich-2-30 optical observation was flown to Miami, Florida with a connecting flight in Istanbul,according to Turkish Cargo, which is a subsidiary of Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines.

Developed under Ukraine’s National Targeted Scientific and Technical Space Program, the satellite will be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in January.

To prevent possible problems during loading and unloading operations, the satellite was dismantled into multiple components and placed on two separate pallets, read the Turkish Cargo statement.


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