Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

11/25/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2021 01:51

The Aerospace Forces launched the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome

25.11.2021 (08:00)

On Thursday, November 25, at 04:09 from the state test cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk region, the combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces conducted a successful launch of a medium-class Soyuz-2.1B carrier rocket with a spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry.

All pre-launch operations and the launch of the Soyuz-2.1B space rocket (SR) took place in normal mode. The means of the ground-based automated control complex for spacecraft of the Russian orbital group controlled the launch and flight of the SR.

Two minutes after the launch, the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle was accepted for escort by ground-based controls of the Main Test Space Center named after Herman Titov.

The launch of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit by the Fregat upper stage will take several hours.

In total, more than 40 ground-based measuring devices and more than 70 combat crews of the 15th army of the Aerospace Forces of special purpose were involved in ensuring the launch of the spacecraft of the Russian Ministry of Defence.