The Ministry of Defense sent Soyuz-2.1b into space with a combat mission

Ministry of Defense of Russia showed how on Wednesday, November 2, from the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk Cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk Region, the combat crews of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces launched a medium-class launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1b” with a spacecraft (SC) in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“The launch of the carrier rocket and the launch of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit took place in the normal mode. After launch, the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle was taken for escort by means of the ground-based automated control complex of the German Titov Main Test Space Center. At the estimated time, the spacecraft was launched into the target orbit by the upper stage “Fregat” and accepted for control of ground facilities of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces,” the Russian Defense Ministry commented.

The military department noted that a stable telemetry connection was established and maintained with the spacecraft.

“The onboard systems of the spacecraft are functioning normally. The spacecraft has been assigned the serial number “Cosmos-2563″,” they specified.

After the spacecraft was launched into orbit, officers of the Main Space Intelligence Center of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces entered information about it into the Main Catalog of Space Objects of the Russian Space Control System and began to analyze and process information about the new space object.

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