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Soyuz-2.1v rocket successfully puts Aist satellite into orbit
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Plesetsk, Russia (VOR) Dec 29, 2013


The Soyuz-2.1v light class rocket includes a new engine design.

Russia's Soyuz-2.1v light-weight launch vehicle, which blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region of northwestern Russia on Saturday, has successfully delivered the latest Aist satellite into orbit.

The satellite separated from the rocket's Volga upper stage and reached its designated orbit at 6:09 pm Moscow time (0209 pm GMT), the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Control over the satellite has already been transferred to the customer

Soyuz-2.1v rocket places satellites into interim orbit - Russian Defense Ministry

The Soyuz-2.1v launch vehicle has successfully lifted its Volga upper stage and a group of satellites to an interim orbit, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

"The light-weight rocket Soyuz, which blasted off from Plesetsk [Cosmodrome], has successfully placed its upper stage and three satellites into an interim orbit. The satellites are expected to reach their designated orbits in several hours," he said.

Russia's Soyuz-2.1v rocket lifts off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Russia's new Soyuz-2.1v light-weight launch vehicle has blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in the Arkhangelsk region in northwestern Russia, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

"This is the first launch of the Soyuz-2.1v light-weight rocket. It is supposed to place a scientific satellite into orbit," he said.

Source: Voice of Russia

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