The Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle has successfully launched a Russian military satellite into orbit, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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The rocket was launched on Tuesday, February 2, from the state test cosmodrome Plesetsk in the Arkhangelsk region.
“Soyuz-2.1b” at the set time successfully launched a spacecraft into the calculated orbit in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense, “the Defense Ministry noted on Wednesday, February 3.
This is the first launch of a medium-class carrier rocket Soyuz-2 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome this year, said the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin in a Telegram channel.
The launch of the spacecraft took place in the normal mode.
At the end of December, it was reported that the Russian Soyuz-ST launch vehicle with the French CSO-2 reconnaissance satellite successfully launched from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana.
Flight tests of the Soyuz-2 rocket complex began at the Plesetsk cosmodrome back in 2004. During all this time, 34 launches of medium-class Soyuz-2 carrier rockets 1A and 1B were carried out, as well as six launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets of an easy modernization stage 1B.