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MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russia’s state commission at the Plesetsk space centre has taken a decision to launch a communications satellite by a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, Spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin told TASS on THursdat.
“Participants in the meeting confirmed the Soyuz-2.1b spacecraft’s launch readiness and took a decision to fill it with rocket fuel components. The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket is scheduled from the Presetsk space centre on December 25,” he said.