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    The Russian Space Forces launched a total of 21 spacecraft from the country’s two spaceports last year, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service announced Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Wrapping up the last year, the Defense Ministry said that the military had fulfilled its plan of maneuvering the Russian orbit constellation, "90 percent of which is currently controlled by an earth-based automatic control complex."

    "In 2015, specialists from the Aerospace Force’s Space Forces launched 21 spacecraft, used for a variety of purposes, from the Plesetsk and Baikonur cosmodromes," the ministry announced in a statement.

    Russia is preparing for the maiden launch from its brand-new Vostochny Space Center in the Amur Region. It is scheduled to blast off in April 2016 and is anticipated to become a big occasion.

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