“Soyuz-2.1 a” was consecrated on the eve of the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome

“Soyuz-2.1 a” was consecrated on the eve of the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome

BLAGOVESHCHENSK, 29 Jul — RIA Novosti. Carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” consecrated before the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome, which took place on December 27 at 05.07 GMT, told RIA Novosti the priest of the city of Tsiolkovsky, father Evgeniy Polyakov.

“There was a prayer service for a good cause on the eve of the start,” said the priest to the Agency.

In the Blagoveshchensk diocese said the details of the procedure.

“The priest at the blessing of the Archbishop of the Annunciation and tyndinskiy Lucian and at the request of the Corporation “VNIIEM” prayed together with specialists, service providers starting operations each blessed by sprinkling with Holy baptismal water, and consecrated booster” — said in the diocese.

In April 2016 Tsiolkovsky (town near the cosmodrome East) was opened the temple of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God.

The twenty-seventh of December was the fourth launch from the cosmodrome East. The orbit was withdrawn two of the Russian satellite remote sensing “Canopus-V”.

In addition, as a secondary payload on contracts with subsidiaries of the Russian space Agency “glavkosmos” and “glavkosmos launch services” launched 26 satellites from Japan, USA, Germany, Spain and South Africa. This Japanese satellite, GRUS, 12 American Flock 3k, the South African ZACube-2, Lume Spanish-1 German D-Star ONE (iSat), D-Star ONE (Sparrow) and UWE-4 and 8 American Lemur.

Previous start from the East took place on 1 February 2018, the orbit was withdrawn two spacecraft “kanopus-V” — number 3 and 4.

Next year with the East is planned for one launch of the spacecraft “meteor-M” number 2.2.