May 27, 2019

The “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle with the “Glonass-M” navigation satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

The launch was performed at 09:23 am (Moscow time) by the team of the Space Forces of the Russia, the representative of the Ministry of Defense told to mass-media.

Prelaunch operations and rocket launch were normal.

After the launch, the “Soyuz-2.1b” was taken under control of the ground-based equipment of the Russian Space Forces.

This is the first launch of the “Soyuz-2” from Plesetsk this year.

The first “Glonass-M” was launched in 2011.

Totally, there are 26 satellites of this system around the Earth’s orbit.

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