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Russia's Soyuz-2.1v Blasts Off From Plesetsk With Military Spacecraft Aboard

Sputnik News

21:39 23.06.2017(updated 21:40 23.06.2017)

Russia has launched a spacecraft for the armed forces.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket blasted off Friday from the Plesetsk space center with the Russian Defense Ministry's spacecraft on board, the ministry said.

"On Friday, June 23, at 21:04 Moscow time, from launching platform No. 4 of site No. 43 of the State Test Cosmodrome Plesetsk, a Russian Aerospace Forces… crew successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket with a spacecraft in the interests of Russia's Defense Ministry," it told reporters.

The blastoff occurred in normal mode, the ministry said.


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