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A Foton M4 space capsule launches on a Soyuz 2-1a rocket at 2:50 am local time, Saturday, 19 July, 2014. The capsule carries animals and other experiments to study the affects of microgravity. At the end of its two month mission, it shall return to Earth.

Similar in design to the Bion series of biological experiment satellites, the Foton series use recently capsules near the design of the original Soviet Vostok capsules.

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