: International News
Russia launches military satellite
Moscow, June 28, 2011
Russia launched a Soyuz-U
carrier rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite on
board, an official said.
Russian Space Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said
the rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk space centre in north
Russia at 8 p.m. Moscow time (1600 GMT).
The satellite is a new addition to the Russian network of
about 60-70 military satellites, featuring updated imaging
technology and a lifetime of up to seven years.