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Russia Puts Military Satellite Into Orbit on December 13

Sputnik News

17:15 13.12.2015(updated 17:24 13.12.2015)

According to Russia's Defense Ministry, a military satellite launched on the Proton-M carrier rocket has been put into orbit.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Proton-M carrier rocket has successfully put into orbit a military satellite following the launch from the Baikonur space center, the Defense Ministry press service said Sunday.

"The satellite, launched in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry at 03:19 a.m. [Moscow time, 00:19 GMT] on December 13 on the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center, is operated by the Main Test Space Center named after German Titov of the Aerospace Forces," the ministry said.

According to the ministry, the launch of the carrier rocket and putting the satellite into orbit were carried out on schedule.


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