The satellite launched from Plesetsk was successfully launched into the calculated orbit

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Moscow. June 25. INTERFAX.RU – The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle, which launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome at 22:50 Moscow time, launched a new generation spacecraft into orbit in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the military department reported.

“Launched on June 25 at 22:50 Moscow time from the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk Cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk Region, the Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle (LV) at the set time successfully launched a spacecraft (SC) into interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense “, – noted in the department.

As specified in the Ministry of Defense, the launch of the rocket and the launch of the spacecraft took place in the normal mode.

The department added that a stable telemetric connection has been established and maintained with the object, its on-board systems are functioning normally. After being taken over for control, the spacecraft was assigned the serial number “Cosmos-2550”.

This was the second launch of the Soyuz-2 medium-class launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in 2021. The previous one was successfully carried out from the northern cosmodrome on February 2, 2021.

Flight tests of the Soyuz-2 space rocket complex began at the Plesetsk cosmodrome on November 8, 2004. Over the past sixteen years, 46 launches of medium-class Soyuz-2 carrier rockets 1A and 1B, as well as 6 launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets of light class of modernization stage 1 V.

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