Russia launches Soyuz rocket carrying military satellite – state media

Russia launches a Soyuz rocket carrying a military satellite into spaceRussia launches a Soyuz rocket carrying a military satellite into space

FILE PHOTO: A Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with a Fregat upper stage and satellites of British firm OneWeb blasts off from a launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on September 14, 2021. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS

Russia has launched a Soyuz rocket carrying a military satellite into space, Russian news agencies reported Wednesday citing the defense ministry.

The rocket – a Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle – was launched at 9:48 a.m. Moscow time (0648 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the ministry was quoted as saying.


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It did not provide details about the purpose of the satellite.


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