Russia Launches Soyuz Rocket to Orbit Military Satellite

© REUTERS / Shamil ZhumatovThe Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW(Sputnik) - Russia launched a light-class Soyuz-2.1V carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center on Thursday to orbit a military satellite, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

According to the ministry, the satellite has successfully separated from the rocket and will reach the designated orbit in a few hours.

It was the first launch of a Soyuz rocket from Plesetsk in 2018.

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