May 24, 2020
Categories: Plesetsk spaceport

On May 22, 2020 at 07:31 UTC the Russian Aerospace Forces operational crew successfully launched the “Soyuz-2.1b” carrier rocket with a Ministry of Defense spacecraft onboard.

The launch and injection into orbit went as planned.

In two minutes after the launch the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre automated complex acquired the “Soyuz 2.1b” rocket track.

At the designated time, the spacecraft was injected into the final orbit and acquired by the ground control means of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The satellite maintains stable telemetry connection, all the onboard systems function as planned.

This is the third “Soyuz-2” carrier rocket launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in 2020.

The “Soyuz-2” space rocket complex flight tests at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome began on November 8, 2004.

For the last 16 years 45 launches of the “Soyuz-2” carrier rockets of various types have been performed from the site.

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