The third launch from Vostochny spaceport has gone well

5 February 2018
Dear friends, on February 1, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. the Vostochny Cosmodrome launched a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a Frigat upper stage and 11 satellites onboard, two of which are Kanopus-V land remote sensing satellites, the rest nine are American and German small satellites.

In an hour after the launch the Kanopus-V satellites were placed into their target orbit, and the specialists of еthe Senior Control Operations Team at the Mission Control Center got down to control their flights. Then another nine satellites detached from the upper stage. Soon the Kanopus-V satellites will start operating as part of the Kanopus-V space complex in conjunction with already launched into orbit Kanopus-V 1 and Kanopus-V-IK.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has congratulated the specialists on the successful launch.

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Source: meduza.io

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