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Satellite "Kosmos" series put on the orbit.. / April 19, 2010 /

Launch vehicle Soyuz-U put on the target orbit military satellite of the Kosmos series. ITAR-TASS quoted the statement of the Space Troops spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin. He added that after launching into orbit the spacecraft was given a serial number Kosmos-2462 ".

Launch vehicle with a satellite launched on Friday, April 16, at 19:00 Moscow time from Plesetsk. Conclusion spacecraft into orbit was carried out in 19:08. Zolotukhin specified agency RIA Novosti that the first launch from Plesetsk in the interest of the Ministry of Defense, the Space Forces carried out in 2010.

Alexei Zolotukhin said that the aim of launching a new satellite is the "capacity of the Russian orbital constellation of satellites for military purposes. Previous start-up booster rocket Soyuz-U "with the spacecraft Kosmos from Plesetsk was implemented in November 2009.

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