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Soyuz 2-1B Carrier Rocket Successfully Launched From Baikonur

Sputnik News

22:11 13.03.2016(updated 22:44 13.03.2016)

The Soyuz 2-1B carrier rocket with the Resurs-P No.3 remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched from Baikonur on Sunday, which was the second attempt, a spokesman to the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Saturday, an automatic engine cutoff cancelled the launch of the Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket carrier from Baikonur. After that, the launch was postponed to Sunday evening, with no changes introduced into the schedule of other Soyuz launches.

'The carrier rocket Soyuz-2-1B was launched at the scheduled time – 9:56 p.m. Moscow time [18:56 GMT],' the spokesman said.


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