VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME /Amur Region/, July 5. /TASS/. Weather satellite Meteor-M No.2-2 has separated from the upper stage Fregat and went into orbit.
"The Meteor-M satellite has been put into orbit at an altitude of 830 km. The separation of the small satellites is to take place after the deployment of the major payload," a Roscosmos official said.
The upper stage Fregat continued the deployment of the secondary payload - 32 small space vehicles.
Meteor-M No.2-2 is a weather satellite designed by VNIIEM Corporation. It will become part of the space system of hydrometeorological and oceanographic support Meteor-3M and the space system based on it. The first vehicle in the series, Meteor-M No.1, was launched on September 17, 2009. The second vehicle, Meteor-M No.2, was launched in 2014. Meteor-M No.2-1 was lost following the launch failure in 2017.