At $115 million, KazSat-2 will cost twice as much as its predecessor, KazSat-1, which was launched on June 18.
Industry officials say they expect KazSat-2 to be put into orbit in 2009.
(Kazakhstan Today, Interfax-Kazakhstan)
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