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    Russia Launches Soyuz Rocket to Orbit Military Satellite

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    MOSCOW(Sputnik) - Russia launched a light-class Soyuz-2.1V carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center on Thursday to orbit a military satellite, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    According to the ministry, the satellite has successfully separated from the rocket and will reach the designated orbit in a few hours.

    It was the first launch of a Soyuz rocket from Plesetsk in 2018.


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