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Russia Launches Rokot Carrier Rocket With European Satellite

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Russia Launches Rokot Carrier Rocket with European Satellite - Sputnik International
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The Russian military launched on Tuesday a light-class Rokot carrier rocket to put the European Sentinel-3A earth remote-sensing satellite into orbit.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Rokot launch vehicle lifted off from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia.

The Rokot, developed by the Russian state-run Khrunichev Center, is a modification of the RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) two-stage ballistic missile that is being decommissioned from Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces.

The Sentinel-3A is the third satellite launched for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program.

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