lundi 1 décembre 2014

New-generation navigation satellite GLONASS-K launched from Plesetsk












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December 1, 2014

Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from Site 43/4 a the Plesetsk Cosmodrome

A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and a GLONASS-K new-generation navigation satellite has been launched from the Plesetsk space center in Russia's northwestern Arkhangelsk.

New-generation navigation satellite GLONASS-K launched from Plesetsk

A Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from Site 43/4 a the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia’s primary military launch site, at 21:52 UTC on Sunday embarking on a three and a half-hour mission to deliver the Glonass-K1 #12 navigation satellite to an orbit over 19,000 Kilometers in altitude.

GLONASS-K satellite

Confirmation of launch success was provided by Russian media outlets after the satellite was delivered to the planned orbit, separating from the launcher at 1:25 UTC on Monday.

Roscosmos Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/21159/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: Russian Ministry of Defence/RT/Roscosmos.

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