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The launch was carried out as scheduled. The preparations and effectuation were supervised by the Commander of Aerospace Troops, Lieutentant-General Alexander Golovko.
The first test launch of the light class rocket Angara-1.2PP was originally expected to take place on June 27. The automatic control system stopped the countdown. The launch attempt was delayed for one day only to be cancelled again.
There were no plans for putting payloads in space. Under the test’s program the inseparable payload dummy and the second stage were to reach the designated site at the Kura proving ground in the Kamchatka peninsula 5,700 kilometres away from the launch site.
A space rocket system consists of the liftoff and engineering components and is designed to deploy satellites, weighing from 2 to 24.5 tonnes, into low, medium, and high circular and elliptical orbits.