Posts Tagged ‘Russian Defense Ministry’

Russian Glonass-M Satellite Reaches Target Orbit on Soyuz Carrier Rocket

Russian Glonass-M Satellite Reaches Target Orbit on Soyuz Carrier Rocket

The Glonass-M navigation satellite, launched from Russia’s Plesetsk space center atop a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, was brought to its target orbit by the Fregat upper stage, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1mZWz0WyDE” width=”500″] MOSCOW (Sputnik) – This is the third liftoff of the Soyuz-2.1 type rocket from Plesetsk in 2016, following the Soyuz-2.1b’s…

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All-Seeing Eye: Russia Flies Out Bleeding-Edge A-50U AWACS Aircraft

A-50U AWACS Aircraft

The Russian Defense Ministry presented the A-50U – the Aerospace Forces’ most advanced airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C, or AWACS) at an air base in the Ivanovo Region. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbWX_O6ooBY” width=”500″] The plane is meant for detecting and tracking a number of aerial (fighter jets, bombers, ballistic and cruise missiles), ground (tank columns)…

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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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Russia’s New Defense Satellite Launched From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Russia’s New Defense Satellite Launched From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Russian Defense Ministry said that a Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest, the Russian Defense Ministry said…

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