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Russia sent Meteor-M 2-2 satellite into orbit

Soyuz-2.1b was launched by the Vostochny cosmodrome - VIDEO

Russia has sent the Soyuz-2.1b carrier into orbit transporting the Meteor-M 2-2 meteorological satellite and other 32 small satellites on board. The launch took place this morning at 8:42 am from the Vostochny cosmodrome, east of Moscow. The upper unit separated from the carrier after ten minutes to release at different altitude satellites built by United States, Great Britain, Germany, Thailand, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Germany, Estonia and Ecuador, and three scientific satellites Russians, the Socrates, the VDNH-80 and the AmurSat. An hour later it was the turn of the Meteor-M, which was dropped at an altitude of 832,000 meters. Back in the Earth's orbit when mission ended, the carrier was made to sink into the Pacific Ocean. Present at the launch were security secretary Nikolai Patrushev, deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov and director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.

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