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    Russian Soyuz Rocket to Launch Defense Ministry Satellite by End of Week

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    The Soyuz carrier rocket is expected to orbit a Russian Defense Ministry satellite.

    BLAGOVESHCHENSK (Sputnik) – The first launch of a Soyuz-2.1a after the Progress-M27M carrier rocket accident will take place at the end of this week, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Friday.

    "A launch with the Soyuz-2.1a will occur at the end of this week from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome," Komarov said.

    Next launch of a Progress carrier rocket is scheduled for the beginning of July and a manned launch is set for the end of July, Komarov said.


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