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Russia's Soyuz-2.1a rocket to be launched first time after loss of Progress — source

June 05, 2015, 11:44 UTC+3
The launch of the cargo space vehicle Progress is scheduled for early July
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Soyuz-2.1a space rocket

Soyuz-2.1a space rocket

© ITAR-TASS/Oleg Urusov

MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. A Soyuz-2.1a space rocket is to be launched from the northern Plesetsk space site on Friday for the first time since the loss of the Progress cargo vehicle last April, a source in the space rocket industry told TASS.

"A launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrying a military satellite will be carried out from the Plesetsk space site at 18:24 Moscow time, the source said.

The launch of the cargo space vehicle Progress is scheduled for early July. 

"As far as Progress is concerned, we have already said that the launch of a cargo vehicle is due early July," Komarov said. "And a manned launch from Baikonur will be planned at the end of July."

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