The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome
December 5, 2022

On Monday, November 28, 2022, Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle with a spacecraft of the Russian Ministry of Defense was launched from Plesetsk State Test Cosmodrome of the Russian Federation.

The launch of the carrier rocket and the insertion of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit were carried out nominally.
After launch, the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle was taken for escort by means of the ground-based automated control complex of German Titov Main Test Space Center.

At the estimated time, the spacecraft was launched into the target orbit by the Fregat upper stage and accepted for control by ground facilities of the Space Forces. A stable telemetry connection has been established and maintained with the spacecraft, the onboard systems are operating nominally. It’s serial number is «Kosmos-2564».

After the spacecraft was launched into orbit, officers of the Main Space Intelligence Center of the Space Forces entered the information about it into the main catalog of space objects of the Russian space control system and began to analyze and process information about the new space object.

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