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.