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July 30th, 2019

Russia Launches Meridian Military Satellite

Artistic rendition of a Russian Meridian military satellite.

On July 30, Russia successfully launched a Meridian MILSATCOM satellite aboard a Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, according to Sputnik news and the Russian Defence Ministry — the satellite has separated from Fregat upper stage and has been placed into its designated orbit.

"At 8.56 a.m. Moscow time [5:56 GMT], the operational crew of the Aerospace Forces' Space Forces launched successfully Soyuz-2.1a medium-lift carrier rocket with Meridian satellite from the fourth launching mount of the 43rd platform of the State Test Cosmodrome Plesetsk (Arkhangelsk region)," the Russian Defence Ministry said."The spacehead of Soyuz-2.1a medium-lift carrier rocket, in assembly with Fregat upper stage and Meridian satellite, separated regularly from the third stage of the carrier at estimated time (9.05 a.m. Moscow time).

Source: https://sputniknews.com