“Rokot” missile placed “Gonets-M” and military satellite into orbit

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The “Gonets-M” communications satellites and military spacecraft, launched on Tuesday from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region by the “Rokot” rocket carrier, were placed into orbit, said spokesperson of the press and information service of the Russian Defense Ministry on the aerospace defense troops Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin.

“At the set time, the light class “Rokot” rocket carrier successfully placed three “Gonets-M” communications satellites and a spacecraft into the calculated orbit in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry,” – said Zolotukhin.

The “Gonets-M” communications satellites were built by Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems”. The “Gonets-M” satellites weighing about 300 kilograms work in orbit for five years.

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