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Russia-Ukraine Carrier Rocket With Weather Satellite Launched From Baikonur

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The Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-2SB carrier rocket with a Russian-made meteorological satellite Elektro–L2 and an upper-stage rocket Fregat-SB was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian Space Agency's (Roskosmos) spokesperson said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Zenit-2SB, a Russian-Ukrainian medium-lift two-stage rocket, was being jointly produced at the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in Dnepropetrovsk. The joint production of these rockets is currently suspended.

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"The Zenit carrier rocket was launched at an estimated time — 16:45 Moscow time [13:45 GMT]. The order on the Elektro–L2 separation from an upper-stage rocket is expected to be given at 01.43 a.m. [10:43 GMT] Moscow time December 12," the spokesperson told RIA Novosti.

The Elektro–L2 space laboratory provides meteorological services for a regional and global weather forecast, as well as a climate change monitoring.

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