The launch was made in 17: 00 Moscow time. time from the third launcher. The launch of the launch vehicle was normal. The rocket should put into orbit a military satellite, the name of the spacecraft is not given.
All prelaunch operations and the launch of the Rokot space rocket took place as usual. Ground assets of the Space Forces of the VKS carried out the launch and flight of the launch vehicle
- it is spoken in the message of the Ministry of Defense.
Five minutes after launch, in 17: 05, the head of the rocket with the Breeze-KM booster block separated from the second stage.
The space head part of the Rokot space rocket as part of the Briz-KM booster block and the spacecraft launched in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense at the estimated time, 17.05 Moscow time, nominally separated from the second stage of the Rokot launch vehicle
- Reported in the Ministry of Defense.
The Rokot rocket is a light three-stage light carrier rocket designed at the Khrunichev GKNPC on the basis of the UR-100N UTTKh (RS-18B) intercontinental ballistic missile as part of the conversion program. Allows you to put into orbit up to 2150 kilograms of payload when using the Breeze-KM acceleration block. The first launch of Rokot took place from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on 16 on May 2000.