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Russia's Glonass-M Navigation Satellite Placed Into Target Orbit - Defense Ministry

The Fregat upper stage of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, launched on Wednesday from the Plesetsk space center, successfully put the Glonass-M navigation satellite into orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Glonass-M satellite was launched from Plesetsk at 11:54 a.m.
Moscow time. At 12:04 Moscow time, the Fregat booster with the spacecraft separated from the third stage of the rocket.
"The Soyuz-2.1b medium-lift launch vehicle, launched at 11:54 Moscow time from the Plesetsk space center in the Arkhangelsk region, successfully put the Russian navigation satellite Glonass-M into the calculated orbit in due time," the ministry said.

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