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Raumfahrt - Russia launches Soyuz-2.1v rocket from Plesetsk space center — defense ministry

3.08.2022

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Pre-launch preparations and the blastoff proceeded in normal regime

MOSCOW, Russian Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northwestern Russia on Monday carrying a spacecraft for the Russian defense ministry, the ministry’s press service said.

"At 23:25 Moscow time on Monday, August 1, a unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ space troops successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket with a spacecraft for the Russian Defense Ministry from the State Test Cosmodrome Plesetsk," the press service said in a statement.

Pre-launch preparations and the blastoff proceeded in normal regime.

The Volga booster and the payload separated from the rocket as scheduled, at 23:34 Moscow time.

 

The launch was tracked by ground-based automated control stations.

Test flights of the Soyuz-2 rockets, which replaced the Soyuz-U rockets, began in Plesetsk in 2004.

Quelle: TASS

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