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.
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.