The satellite of the Ministry of defense established the means for sensing

© Roscosmos/Oleg Artemievich to Earth from space. Archival photoThe satellite of the Ministry of defense established the means for sensing© Roscosmos/Oleg Artemyev

A new satellite of the defense Ministry «Space-2519», launched into orbit on Friday from the Plesetsk launch vehicle «Soyuz-2.1 V», will photograph space objects, said the press service of the defense Ministry.

«The spacecraft consists of a spacecraft platform, which can accommodate a variety of payload options. As payload on the platform installed equipment remote sensing equipment for capturing space objects», — told in the Ministry.

«Soyuz-2.1 b» with the apparatus of the Ministry of defense on Board started on Friday at 21:04 MSK with launcher No. 4 site No. 43 of the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The separation of the satellite with block removal «Volga» from the second stage of the launch vehicle took place after 8 minutes, 21:12 GMT.

The spacecraft was launched into the target orbit «Volga» in the estimated time and 22:27 GMT Friday it adopted to control ground-based Air and space forces. The satellite has an index number «Kosmos-2519».

This is the third successful launch lightweight two-stage rocket «Soyuz-2.1», located on the flight-design tests.

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