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  • Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket successfully launches Tundra satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 17th, 2015

    Russia successfully launched on Tuesday the first satellite for its newest early warning system, named EKS. A Soyuz-2.1b rocket, carrying the Tundra satellite, lifted off at 1:33 a.m. EST (06:33 GMT), Nov. 17, 2015, from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in Northern Russia.

  • Russian Soyuz 2.1b to launch first satellite for EKS early warning system

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 16th, 2015

    Russia is readying a Soyuz-2.1b rocket to launch the first satellite of its newest early warning system called EKS (meaning Unified Space System). The spacecraft, named Tundra, is scheduled to lift off at 2:00 a.m. EST (7:00 GMT) on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in Northern Russia.

  • Russia launches Persona-3 reconnaissance satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 23rd, 2015

    The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces have successfully launched the third Persona electro-optical reconnaissance satellite, also known as Kvarts (Quartz), on a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, from site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome located in northern Russia. The launch took place, today, Tuesday, June 23 at 12:44 p.m. EDT (16:44 GMT).

  • Two for two! Flight of Galileo navigational satellites marks dual launches of Soyuz booster

    Jason RhianMarch 27th, 2015

    It’s not every day that two rockets take to the sky. Even rarer is the flight of two of the same family of boosters during that same time frame. Today was just such a day for the Soyuz rocket. In fact, a mere two hours and four minutes after a NASA astronaut and two Russian […]

  • Russia Launches New-generation Navigation Satellite GLONASS-K into Orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 1st, 2014

    A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and a GLONASS-K new-generation navigation satellite has been launched from the Plesetsk space center in Russia’s northwestern Arkhangelsk Region, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said Monday.