Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:53 GMT

Soyuz Space Rocket with Glonass-M Navsat Successfully

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Glonass-M navigation satellite has been launched from Plesetsk spaceport on Monday, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin, a spokesman for the Air and Space Defence Forces (VKO) in the RF Defence Ministry's press service, told Russia's (Itar-Tass) News Agency.

At 02.54, Moscow time, VKO crews successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Glonass-M spacecraft," Zolotukhin specified. The carrier rocket Soyuz 2.1b belongs to the family of three-stage medium-class vehicles developed at the Central specialised design bureau (TSSKB)-Progress on the basis of the Soyuz U through an in-depth modernization

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