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December 24, 2018

On December 24, 2018, the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle (LV) was removed from the technical to the launch complex of the “Vostochny” cosmodrome and installed on the launch system.

For further pre-launch operations, the mobile service truss was rolled on the launch pad.

Autonomous testing of launch vehicle systems, the “Fregat” upper stage and “Kanopus” spacecrafts № 5 and 6, as well as general tests are scheduled.

The launch of the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle with Russian satellites for remote sensing of the earth and monitoring of emergency situations “Kanopus-B” № 5 and 6 is scheduled for December 27, 2018.

This will be the fourth launch from the new Russian cosmodrome.

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