Russian space forces launched a Rokot Space rocket on Friday with a military spacecraft from the Plesetsk Space Center in the north of the country, the Defense Ministry said.
“All pre-launch operations and the launch of the Rokot space rocket were successful. The ground assets of the Space Forces carried out control over the launch and the flight of the launch vehicle,” the ministry said.
Russia’s Rokot rocket has deployed a military satellite that will help refine models of Earth’s gravitational field. The Geo-IK-2 No.13L satellite lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 17:00:14 Moscow Time (14:00 UTC) Friday, separating from its carrier rocket less than two hours later.
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