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    A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the navigation satellite Glonass-M blasted off from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on Sunday, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — This is the first launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Plesetsk in 2016.

    "On Sunday, at 03.21 a.m. Moscow time [24:21 GMT] a squad of Russian Space Forces of Russian Aerospace Forces successfully carried out a launch of a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the navigation satellite Glonass-M," the press service told RIA Novosti.

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