MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. A Russian defense ministry satellite that was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport has been put into orbit, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday.
According to the ministry, the launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the satellite was carried out routinely.
"The spacecraft was put into its designated orbit by the Fregat booster at the scheduled time and was taken under the control of the Russian aerospace forces’ ground facilities," it said.
The satellite was designated identification number Cosmos-2564. "The satellite’s onboard systems are operating routinely," the ministry said.
The Russian defense ministry said earlier that Russia’s aerospace forces had launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a satellite in the ministry’s interests from the Plesetsk spaceport at 6:17 p.m. Moscow time.