New Iridiums launched

Sat, 13 Sep 97 19:15:18 PDT

>Russian Proton rocket lifts off
>Update for September 13  9:45 p.m. EDT:
>A Russian Proton rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan at
>9:36 p.m. EDT (0136 GMT) tonight. The vehicle is carrying the next 7 Iridium
>satellites for the $5 billion global communications network. Spacecraft
>separation is expected about 90 minutes into flight.