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Rokot booster successfully launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome

(31 August 2019 - Roscosmos) On August, 30 a Rokot carrier rocket carrying a military satellite was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. All the prelaunch operations and the lift off went as expected.

At the expected time the Briz-KM booster put the satellite into its final orbit under the control of the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre.

The carrier rocket and the booster were designed and manufactured by the Khrunichev Center. The Rokot carrier rocket was created as a part of the conversion program based on the decommissioned RS-18 ICBM and is meant to launch spacecraft of up to 2 tons to low-earth orbit.