05:23 GMT13 June 2021
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    On Thursday, Russia put three satellites into orbit after the first launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Communication have been established with all three satellites that were put into orbit after the first launch from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome earlier on Thursday, the Roscosmos press service said.

    “The space vehicles [satellites] separated on schedule at 7:07 a.m. Moscow time [04:07 GMT] and their scheduled separation was confirmed during a communications séance at 8:05 [05:05 GMT],” the press service said.

    On Thursday, Russia successfully conducted the first launch from the newly-built Vostochny space center, putting three satellites aboard a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket into orbit.


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