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Russia: Rocket launches early warning system satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome00:32

Russia: Rocket launches early warning system satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Russian Federation, Plesetsk Cosmodrome
November 17, 2015 at 10:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket launched at 09:34 local time (06:34 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, Tuesday, carrying a Defence Ministry satellite into space. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed minutes after the launch, that the satellite successfully separated from its Soyuz carrier later on in the process. The satellite contains the new EKS (Unified Space System) early warning system.

The cosmodrome launch was carried out under the command of Deputy Commander of the Aerospace Forces - Commander of the Space Troops Alexander Golovko.

The launch from Plesetsk is the fourth this year using a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket. The previous launch from the northern Russian cosmodrome was carried out on June 23.

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A Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket launched at 09:34 local time (06:34 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, Tuesday, carrying a Defence Ministry satellite into space. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed minutes after the launch, that the satellite successfully separated from its Soyuz carrier later on in the process. The satellite contains the new EKS (Unified Space System) early warning system.

The cosmodrome launch was carried out under the command of Deputy Commander of the Aerospace Forces - Commander of the Space Troops Alexander Golovko.

The launch from Plesetsk is the fourth this year using a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket. The previous launch from the northern Russian cosmodrome was carried out on June 23.

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