Russia Launches Soyuz Carrier Rocket With Military Satellite

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The Russian military launched on Friday a Soyuz-2.1a space rocket carrying a military satellite, a spokesman for Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces said.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — This was the first launch of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket after the failure of the Progress-M27M mission in April.

"A medium-class Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a military satellite lifted off from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia," Col. Dmitry Zenin told RIA Novosti.

The official did not specify the details of the mission or the type of the satellite.

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