The Russian Ministry of Defense has published on the Web a video of the launch of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle. The launch took place from the Plesetsk cosmodrome last Monday.
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A block of communication spacecraft “Gonets-M” was delivered to the near-earth orbit, various spacecraft are also payload. Previously, similar equipment was launched into Earth orbit using the Rokot rocket. The launch of Soyuz-2 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is the fourth this year. Nikolay Testoedov, head of the “Information Satellite Systems” company named after MF Reshetnev, told the media about the nearest plans. The next launch, which is supposed to launch the satellites of the Gonets-M block into near-earth space, is scheduled for November this year.
The launch pad of the Plesetsk cosmodrome is intended for the launch of heavy rockets “Angara-1.2” and “Angara-A5” into space. Middle-class systems are also being launched, which are Soyuz-2.1a, Soyuz-2.1b, as well as the Rokot launch vehicle.