A Molniya-M carrier rocket successfully released a Kosmos satellite into orbit on Thursday, a spokeman from the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The rocket blasted off from the Pletesk space center in northern Russia at 21.01 Moscow time (17.01 GMT).
The satellite will be used by the Russian Defense Ministry for military purposes.
Today was the first time a Molniya-M carrier rocket has blast off from the Pletesk space center since December 2, 2008.
MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti)