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Raumfahrt - Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket with military satellite blasted off from Plesetsk spaceport

26.11.2019

It was the second Soyuz-2.1v rocket launch from Plesetsk in this year, the previous one took place on July 10, 2019
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A Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket with a military satellite was successfully launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia on Monday evening, the Russian defense ministry reported.

"A combat unit of the Russian aerospace forces successfully carried out the launch of a Soyuz-2.1v light-class carrier rocket with a spacecraft developed in the interests of the Russian defense ministry," it said.

The rocket was blasted off at 20:52 Moscow time.

It was the second Soyuz-2.1v rocket launch from Plesetsk in 2019. The previous one took place on July 10, 2019.

Test launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets from the Plesetsk spaceport began in November 2004. Since then, as many as 41 launches of Soyuz-2 rockets in 1a, 1b and 1v modifications have been performed.

The Soyuz-2 rocket replaced the Soyuz-U carrier that were launched from Plesetsk from 1973 to 2012. A total of 435 Soyuz-U launched were performed over this period and about 430 satellites of various purposes were put into orbit.

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Soyuz-2.1v rocket puts Russian military satellite into orbit — defense ministry

The launch and the orbiting proceeded smoothly

Russia’s Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket has successfully put into the designated orbit a Russian defense ministry’s satellite into orbit, a ministry source told TASS on Tuesday.

"A Soyuz-2.1v rocket successfully put into the designated orbit a spacecraft for the Russian Defense Ministry within the scheduled timeframe," the source said.

The launch and the orbiting proceeded smoothly.

The ground-based facilities of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have already established contact with the spacecraft and assumed control of it. All systems of the satellite work in normal regime.

The Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket with a military satellite was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region at 20:52 Moscow time on November 25.

"The spacecraft, created on the basis of the unified multifunctional space platform, has been put into the designated orbit, from which the condition of Russian satellites can be monitored. Optical equipment of the spacecraft also allows making images of the Earth’s surface," the Russian defense ministry said.

It was the second Soyuz-2.1v rocket launch from Plesetsk in 2019. The previous one took place on July 10, 2019.

Quelle: TASS

 
 

 

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