MOSCOW, October 16. /TASS/. An Angara-1.2 light carrier rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Archangelsk Region on Saturday carrying a space module for the Russian Defense Ministry, the ministry told reporters.
"On Saturday at 22:55 Moscow time, combat crews of the Space Force of Russia’s Aerospace Forces carried out a successful launch of the Angara-1.2 light-class launch vehicle with a spacecraft for the Russian Defense Ministry from the State Test Cosmodrome Plesetsk," the ministry said.
The ministry said that the prelaunch operations and the launch were held as planned.
The Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre of Russia’s Aerospace Forces took over control of the Angara-1.2 rocket at 22:58 Moscow time.
"The designation Kosmos-2560 was assigned to the spacecraft," the Defense Ministry added.