Source: Russian Armed Forces planning five space launches from December to February

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From December 2014 to February 2015 the Armed Forces of Russia are planning to launch five carrier rockets with satellites from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region and from Dombarovsky area in the Orenburg region, a source in the space industry said.

One of the launches scheduled for December has been successfully carried out by the Aerospace Defense troops from Plesetsk on December 1 – it was a carrier rocket of the middle class “Soyuz-2.1b” with the new generation “Glonass-K” Russian navigation satellite.

“It is planned to perform two launches from the Plesetsk cosmodrome – until the end of the current year – on December 24 and 25. It will be the “Soyuz-2.1b” rocket with a military spacecraft and the first test launch of a heavy version of the “Angara-A5″ rocket with a cargo model,” – said the agency.


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