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    Russian Defense Ministry said that a Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    “A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a new generation space apparatus in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry was launched from the Aerospace Forces’ Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 9:34 a.m. [06:34 GMT],” the Defense Ministry’s press service said.

    The current launch is the fourth in 2015 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome using a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket.

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