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A similar project between Russia and Germany was significantly altered in 1992. Known as Romantis, the original plan envisioned a German consortium providing the communications payloads for Russian-built-and-launched satellites. Later, German industry assumed responsibility for the complete development of the spacecraft. Then, in late 1992 the scope ofthe project was reduced with the German team now focusing on the manufacture of ground stations and the lease of INTELSAT links between the CIS and Europe (References 73, 344-347).

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