448114946
June 16, 2014

Soyuz-2.1b booster with Glonass-M space device was successfully launched from Plesetsk spaceport in Arkhangelsk region on June 14, 2014, – reported representative of  Russian Ministry of Defenсe press-office management on Aerospace Defenсe troops Alexey Zolotukhin. – On Saturday, at 21.17, Moscow time Aerospace Defence operational crew successfully launched medium class  booster Soyuz-2.1b with Glonass-M navigational satellite.

The launch took place as planned. At 00.48, Moscow time on June 15 Glonass Space device separated from Fregat upper stage and was set into the orbit.

Soyuz-2.1b modernized booster was made in accordance with Russian technology, from materials manufactured in Russia. The booster differs from the previous models by digital control system.

Glonass navigational satellite system devices have been launched from Plesetsk spaceport since February 26, 2011. That time the first new generation satellite Glonass-K was orbited by Soyuz-2.1b medium class booster.

Before that all GLONASS space devices were launched from Baikonur spaceport with the help of Proton heavy boosters.

comments

More from this category:
1389510008
June 9, 2016

Proton-M booster with American telecommunication satellite Intelsat DLA-2 was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport today, on Thursday, June 09, at 10.10, Moscow time. The launch…

full story
3840797550
May 28, 2014

Yesterday on May 27,2014 State commission on Manned Space Complex flight tests meeting took place in “Cosmonaut” complex at #17 launching pad of Baikonur spaceport….

full story
Sarah-Brightman
December 16, 2013

British singer Sarah Brightman who is a potential space tourist may pass one more medical check in Russia late 2014 since her flight to the…

full story
luna-resurs
June 4, 2013

According to RIA Novosti, European specialists may develop navigation and collision avoidance systems for Russian landing probe “Luna-Resource”, – Thomas Reiter ESA manned programs director…

full story
4423022358
May 19, 2014

On May 17 ISS-40/41 main and back-up crews took part in traditional events at Baikonur spaceport. The day started with traditional flag-raising ceremony symbolizing formal…

full story
1015334390
June 25, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space  Khrunichev Centre started negotiating the use of Angara booster instead Rokot, – the spokesman reports. Airbus Defence and Space and Khrunichev…

full story
Rokot
August 6, 2013

Launches of light-class Rokot carrier rockets will resume in the first half of September following a nine-month suspension due to attempts to fix a glitch…

full story
zenit-2sb
August 29, 2013

Today morning Zenit-2SB booster with Amos-4 telecommunication satellite was rolled out to the  45 launchpad of Baikonur spaceport. The booster was vertically installed on the…

full story