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Russia has launched a military satellite into space

MOSCOW, (BM) – The last Russian space launch in 2019 was carried out from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on December 27. At 02:11 Moscow time, the Rokot launch vehicle with the Gonets-M communication devices and military satellite was launched, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Ministry of Defense statement.

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After about six minutes, at the estimated time, the Breeze-KM booster block with spacecraft separated from the rocket.

“The space head part of the rocket as part of the Briz-KM booster block, the Gonets-M communications spacecraft block and the Blitz-M alignment spacecraft, […] has been regularly separated from the second stage,” the RIA agency reports.

In 2019, this launch was the last – the 25th of the planned. This allowed Russia to take third place in the world in the number of space rocket launches. China made 33 starts this year, the United States – 27.

In addition, this launch was the last for light rockets “Rokot”.

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On December 6, it was reported that the Ministry of Defense conducted tests in which a small spacecraft was separated from a unified multifunctional space platform.

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Source: Izvestia

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