Russia launches new military satellites into orbit

17.05.2024, Moscow.

The Russian Air and Space Forces launched the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the Russian Defense Ministry said on May 17.

“On May 17, 2024, a Soyuz 2.1b launch vehicle with spacecraft on board was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome (Arkhangelsk Region) in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry,” the ministry said.

Other data concerning this launch are not given in the reports of the Russian Defense Ministry.

The Soyuz-2.1b three-stage launch vehicle was developed based on the serial Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It used modified liquid rocket engines RD-107A on the first, RD-108A on the second and RD-0124 on the third stage.

The vehicle was also equipped with a modern control and measurement system, which was manufactured in Russia. This modification significantly improved launch accuracy and increased the mass of payloads to low orbits.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency