It is equipped with the latest military satellite.
This is the first launch of the carrier rocket Soyuz-2 for the year.
Today, the Russian military successfully launched the carrier rocket Soyuz 2.1 b with the spacecraft of the new generation from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region.
“All pre-launch operations and launch of “Soyuz-2.1 b” have passed in a regular mode. Ground-based automated control exercised control over the conduct of the launch”, – stated in the message of the Ministry of defense.
The General management of the start-up was carried out by commander of the Space forces Deputy commander in chief of the HQs of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General Alexander Golovko, who arrived on the cosmodrome.
It is noted that this is the first launch of the carrier rocket Soyuz-2, held this year from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Previous to launch of the carrier rocket of this type from the space centre was held on 29 may 2016.
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