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- EDITORS NOTE -- CORRECTING YEAR TO 2012--A Proton-M rocket,... News PhotoAdjusting,Baikonur,Carrying,Communication,Horizontal,Kazakhstan,Launch Pad,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space Mission,Spaceport,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFP- EDITORS NOTE -- CORRECTING YEAR TO 2012--A Proton-M rocket, carrying the Yamal-402 communications satellite, rises at launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on December 8, 2012. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed on the target orbit the communications satellite, the Russian media reported . AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)