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Soyuz carrier rocket places military satellite on target orbit

May 17, 2012, 18:54 UTC+3
“The purpose of the launch of the Kosmos series spacecraft is to build up the Russian orbital cluster of military satellites,” the official specified
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MOSCOW, May 17 (Itar-Tass) — The Soyuz-U carrier rocket that was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on Thursday has successfully placed on target orbit a Kosmos satellite in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry.

Spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin told Itar-Tass that “at 18:13 MSK the satellite successfully separated from the carrier rocket.”

“The purpose of the launch of the Kosmos series spacecraft is to build up the Russian orbital cluster of military satellites,” the official specified.

 

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