Soyuz the Russian rocket struck by lightning
Nevertheless the carrier managed to reach the orbit - VIDEO
The Russian rocket Soyuz was struck by lightning during the Glonass-M navigation satellite launch into orbit. However, the impact did not prevent the carrier, thrown Monday from Plesetsk, about 800 kilometers north of Moscow, to complete the mission. Officials of the Russian space agency Roscosmos have announced that the rocket has successfully reached the orbit. Roscosmos' general manager Dmitry Rogozin congratulated with the team. "Lightning is not an obstacle for you", he wrote on Twitter, posting also a striking video of the collision.
Поздравляем командование Космических войск, боевой расчёт космодрома Плесецк, коллективы РКЦ "Прогресс" (Самара), НПО имени С.А.Лавочкина (Химки) и ИСС имени академика М.Ф.Решетнёва (Железногорск) с успешным запуском КА ГЛОНАСС!- Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) May 27, 2019
Молния вам не помеха pic.twitter.com/1cmlZ4hD1g
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