Listen Live
    The Soyuz rocket

    Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth’s Orbit - MoD

    © REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov
    Russia
    Get short URL
    0 173
    Subscribe

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that the Soyuz rocket has successfully put a military satellite to the Earth’s orbit.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully taken a military satellite to the Earth’s orbit after blasting off earlier on Friday from the Plesetsk space port in northwestern Russia, its Defense Ministry said.

    "The spacecraft, which was launched in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, has been placed into orbit as scheduled, its control has been taken over at 22:27 MSK [19:27GMT] by the Aerospace Forces," the ministry said.

    The Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket blasted off Friday at 9:04 p.m. local time. This was the second launch this year from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, almost 500 miles north of Moscow. Last month, a Soyuz-2.1b rocket placed another military satellite into orbit.

    Related:

    Russia's New Soyuz Rocket to Be Modified for Sea Launch, Vostochny Space Center
    Russian Soyuz Capsule Lands in Kazakhstan, Brings Back Two ISS Crew Members
    Russia's Soyuz-5, Expected by 2022, to Launch From Pads Including 'Sea Launch'
    OneWeb's First Satellites Atop Soyuz Expected to Launch in 2018 - CEO
    Tags:
    satellite, Soyuz, Plesetsk, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik