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MOSCOW, September 29 (Itar-Tass) —— The launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1b with a satellite Glonass-M will be put on a launching pad at the Plesetsk spaceport on Thursday. The state committee for flight tests of spaceships and launch vehicles has taken the decision to this effect. Commander of the Space Troops Lieut. Gen. Oleg Ostapenko, who arrived on the Russian northern spaceport to control the pre-launch works of the satellite Glonass-M, was participating in the committee meeting.
The pre-launch works for the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1b are over at the launching pad number 43. The fully assembled booster is brought to the integration house, where the staff of the combat team of the center of tests and flights of spaceships is maintaining the round-the-clock temperature and pressure control inside the launch vehicle, the press service of the Defence Ministry reported on Thursday.
The launch of the booster Soyuz-2.1b is scheduled for October 1.