September 27, 2019

On September 26, 2019, at 10:46 (Moscow time) from the Plesetsk State Testing Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region the crew of the Russian Space Forces successfully launched the “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle with a spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The launch of the rocket and the spacecraft into the calculated orbit took place normally.

Two minutes after the launch, the “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle was accepted for control by the ground-based automated control complex of the Main Test Space Center.

At the estimated time, the spacecraft was launched into the target orbit and taken into control by the ground-based means of the aerospace forces.

A stable telemetric communication has been established with the satellite, its on-board systems are functioning normally.

This is the fourth launch of the “Soyuz-2” launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in 2019.

Flight tests of the “Soyuz-2” space rocket complex began at the Plesetsk cosmodrome on November 8, 2004.

Over the past fifteen years, 40 launches of “Soyuz-2” launch vehicles were performed from the spaceport.

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