On Saturday, December 2, the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket launched a satellite of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation into orbit. This was reported in the press service of the ministry, reports Interfax.
"The Soyuz-2.1b middle class carrier rocket successfully launched a spacecraft into the target orbit in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry," the ministry said.
The launch was carried out from the cosmodrome of the town of Plesetsk in the Arkhangelsk region. As the newspaper notes, this was the 4th launch of the Soyuz-2 rocket, carried out in 2017 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
The previous launch was on September 22.
We recall that the Council of the European Union withdrew from earlier imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation the purchase or sale of rocket fuel hydrazine, used in the implementation of the second phase of the joint Russian-European project ExoMars.