Russia launched a satellite into space for military purposes
Moscow. August 17. INTERFAX.RU the carrier Rocket “proton-M” with spacecraft for military purposes was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan), told reporters in the defense Ministry.
“From Baikonur cosmodrome was successfully launched the carrier rocket heavy class “proton-M” spacecraft in the interests of the defense Ministry of Russia”, — said in the defense Ministry.
The General management of the missile launch was carried out by commander of the Space forces Deputy commander of aerospace forces Colonel-General Alexander Golovko, who arrived at the spaceport to monitor the preparation and conduct of the launch of the spacecraft.
“All prelaunch operations and the launch of the carrier rocket “proton-M” passed in a regular mode. Ground-based automated control monitored the launch and flight of a launch vehicle”, — said the defense Ministry.
Control was carried out on the ground of the Main test space center name Titov Space forces, aerospace defence forces.