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US shuttle will launch two Mexican satellites

Mexico announced a $127 million deal for a telecommunication satellite program, including a contract to launch two satellites from the United States space shuttle Columbia in 1985.

In another report, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced an agreement to launch a communications satellite in 1984 for a group of Arab countries. Arabsat, which represents 22 countries and groups, including the Palestine Liberation Organization, will pay NASA $11.5 million to launch the satellite.

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