Satellite “GLONASS-M” launched on a rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome
MOSCOW, 17 Jun — RIA Novosti. Rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b” was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome with the navigation satellite “GLONASS-M”, told reporters on Sunday in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
“On Sunday, June 17, at 00.46 GMT from a launcher № 4 of the pad of the Plesetsk cosmodrome combat crews of the Space forces Air and space forces conducted a successful launch of the carrier rocket middle class “Soyuz-2.1 b” with the navigation spacecraft “GLONASS-M”, — stated in the message.
It is noted that pre-launch operations and launch were controlled with the help of ground automated control of spacecraft and passed in a regular mode.
The General management of the start-up was led by the commander of aerospace forces Colonel General Sergey Surovikin.
This is the second launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2” from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in 2018. Flight tests of space rocket complex “Soyuz-2” began at the cosmodrome Plesetsk on 8 November 2004. Over the past 14 years with the Northern cosmodrome held 33 of the start-up of carrier rockets “Soyuz-2” upgrade stages 1A, 1B and 1 V. in addition, 21 the launch of “Soyuz-2” carried out from the Baikonur cosmodrome, and two of the launch from the new Vostochny national space centre.