Four Russian Military Satellites Were Successfully Launched


From Xinhua News Agency in Moscow and St. Petersburg, July 11: the Space Forces under Russian Aerospace Forces successfully launched four military satellites into their predetermined orbit with a Soyuz 2-1v carrier rocket on Wednesday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a space base in northwestern Russia.

The launch occurred at 8:14 p.m. July 10, Moscow time, Russian Ministry of Defense announced. Observations showed that after about 4 hours’ flight, the four military satellites were successfully sent in orbit.

According to introduction, Soyuz-2.1v is part of the Soyuz-2 series, which is one of the major types of carrier rockets in use by Russia. It has gradually replaced the long-operated Soyuz-U carrier rockets.