Russia’s New Defense Satellite Launched From Plesetsk Cosmodrome


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A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
“A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a new generation space apparatus in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry was launched from the Aerospace Forces’ Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 9:34 a.m. [06:34 GMT],” the Defense Ministry’s press service said.
The current launch is the fourth in 2015 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome using a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket.
The Defense Ministry added that the satellite has been put into its target orbit and control has been passed to the Titov Main Space Center of Russia’s Space Forces. After control was passed on, the satellite acquired the name of “Kosmos-2510.”
Source: Sputnik News

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