News Archive / Tagged: Soyuz-2.1v
A rare Soyuz-2-1v rocket lifted off from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome to deliver a covert payload to a highly inclined polar orbit. The rocket departed at 2:04 p.m. EDT (18:04 GMT) on June 23, 2017, from Plesetsk's Site 43, and was only the third flight of this uncommon launch vehicle.
A Russian defense satellite launched Dec. 5, has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft, named Kanopus-ST, has burned up in the dense layers of the atmosphere with its debris sinking into the Atlantic. This marked the latest embarrassment for Russian space efforts.
Two defense satellites were launched by a Russian Soyuz-2.1v rocket at 9:09 a.m. EST (14:09 GMT) on Dec. 5, 2015, from site LC-43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The mission was declared a success after the launch, but the latest media reports indicate that one of the satellites is likely lost.