Posts Tagged ‘launches’

China launches new Iran train route

China on Thursday launched a freight train service that connects its northern regions to Iran’s capital Tehran in what could be a major connectivity project of vital importance to the flow of trade between the two countries. Read more

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Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1B Carrier Rocket Carrying Glonass-M Satellite

Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1B Carrier Rocket Carrying Glonass-M Satellite

A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the navigation satellite Glonass-M blasted off from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on Sunday, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — This is the first launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Plesetsk in 2016. “On Sunday, at 03.21 a.m. Moscow time…

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Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1b Rocket Carrier With Two Defense Satellites

Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b

A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with two defense satellites was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It is the second launch of Soyuz-2.1b since late December 2013. “A new Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with two spacecraft in the interests of the Russian…

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Yars ICBM launches from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia’s north

Yars ICBM launches from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia's north. The Yars land-based mobile missile system

The Russian military has successfully test launched a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch pad in the Arkhangelsk region, hitting targets in the Far East – some 6,000 kilometers away. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVkPpg0uOJ0″] In the third quarter of 2015 eight new Yars ICBMs were added to the Strategic Missile Forces’ inventory. In total there should…

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