Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome with a military apparatus in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, TASS reports.
The launch took place on Thursday, November 25, at 4:09 am Moscow time.
According to the military department, all pre-launch operations and the launch of the carrier rocket took place in the normal mode.
Currently, the upper stage “ Fregat '' with a military vehicle launched into orbit. The space warhead of the rocket is regularly separated from the third stage.
As noted by representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the subsequent launch of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit will take several hours.
Recall that earlier the defense department also reported on the successful conduct of tests, during which an inoperative domestic satellite was destroyed. According to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu, the promising Russian system “ struck with jewelry '' target.