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Russian Satellite for Defense Ministry Put Into Orbit

The launch of Russian satellite into orbit was carried out in a normal mode, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian satellite for the needs of the country's Defense Ministry has been successfully put into orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"The launch [of the satellite] into orbit has been carried out in a normal mode," the ministry's press service told RIA Novosti.

Launch of the Rokot rocket - Sputnik International
Russia Launches Rokot Carrier Rocket With Satellite for Defense Ministry
Earlier in the day, Russia launched the Rokot carrier rocket with the satellite from the Plesetsk space center in northwest of the country.

The Rockot carrier, first launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in 2000, has so far put 65 satellites for various purposes into the orbit.

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