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  • Russia launches covert payload on rare Soyuz variant

    Curt GodwinJune 23rd, 2017

    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.

  • Lost Russian Kanopus-ST satellite falls back to Earth over the Atlantic

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 10th, 2015

    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.

  • Russian Soyuz-2.1v launch a partial failure

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 7th, 2015

    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.