Russia’s Space Forces launched early on Saturday a Rokot conduit rocket with a Cosmos category troops satellite and 3 municipal satellites on board, orator Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said.
The Rokot bloody off from a Plesetsk space core in northern Russia during 05.35 a.m. Moscow time (01:35 GMT).
The municipal cargo includes dual Gonets-M telecoms satellites and a MiR systematic microsatellite.
The satellites were put into designated orbits during 07.21 a.m Moscow time (03:21 GMT), as scheduled.
The personal troops satellite perceived nomination Cosmos 2841 after reaching a orbit. It will join a Russian network of about 70 troops reconnoitering satellites.
The light-class Rokot launch car is a mutated chronicle of a Russian RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) intercontinental ballistic missile. It uses a dual strange reduce stages of a ICBM, in and with a Breeze-KM upper-stage for blurb payloads.
According to a Russian Defense Ministry, a sum of 16 Rokot launches have been carried out from a Plesetsk site given a initial launch on May 16, 2000.
However, Rokot launches have been dangling for about 18 months after a Rokot launched on Feb 1, 2011 failed to put a Geo-IK-2 troops satellite into a designated orbit.
The light cargo Rokot launch vehicle
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