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MO: satellites launched from Plesetsk were taken on board

The Russian Defense Ministry has taken over the control of military satellites put into orbit on Thursday by the Rokot launch vehicle, reports RIA News message of the military department.

According to the press service, "the launch took place at 1.00 Moscow time under the direction of the commander of the Space Forces, Lieutenant General Alexander Golovko, the launch of the rocket and the launch of the spacecraft into orbit took place in the normal mode."

“Three spacecrafts launched in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry by combat crews of the Aerospace Forces from the Plesetsk cosmodrome were put into target orbit at an estimated time and taken to control ground-based facilities of the Titov Main Space Testing Center”, Says the release.

“A steady telemetric connection is established and maintained with spacecraft. The onboard systems of the spacecraft are functioning normally. After adopting the control spacecraft assigned serial numbers "Cosmos-2507", "Cosmos-2508", "Cosmos-2509", "- said the Ministry of Defense.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Koronik
    Koronik 24 September 2015 08: 41 New
    Well, nice! Let them serve the Russian defense.
    1. Dembel77
      Dembel77 24 September 2015 09: 00 New
      It is urgent to introduce a progressive income tax on individuals, because our satellites, unfortunately, are still not enough.
      The United States has achieved an absolute advantage in space An American non-governmental organization has independently calculated the number of active spacecraft, at the same time publishing information about American intelligence satellites - including the top-secret maneuvering reconnaissance satellite known as Misty-2.

      Currently, there are 413 US satellites for various purposes in Earth orbits. All other countries of the world combined, there are only 382. Russia has 87 still functioning orbiters, China has 34. The results of a study conducted by the American non-governmental organization Union of Concerned Scientists testify to this. “Until now, the public knew little about active satellites,” said one of the members of the working group, Dr. Laura Grego. The study summarizes information about active devices in 21 parameters - from orbits to their intended purpose.

      The study took into account 40 secret American satellites of the National Intelligence Agency (National Reconnaissance Office, NRO) - including, according to, information about the devices known as Lacrosse-4, Mercury, Trumpet and Orion. Even those whose names are unknown are taken into account. Http://
      1. theadenter
        theadenter 24 September 2015 09: 14 New
        I do not see the point in large numbers of satellites. I believe that they have more satellites due to the fact that there are a bunch of different navigation, communication and intelligence technologies. They generally have a very multifunctional technique, sometimes even to the point of absurdity.

        And we need additional satellites 10-20 on the strength - these are the ones we currently have in short supply.

        The remaining 300 satellites, is it easy for us to launch for beauty, if there is no equipment using them?
        1. zombiunian
          zombiunian 24 September 2015 14: 26 New
          ridiculously absurd is more accurate. It’s necessary, for example, to control this or that moneybags “every second” in order to sue and take EVERYTHING at the right time, and the companion paid off, and the other moneybags to profit, and nothing personal
    2. 222222
      222222 24 September 2015 09: 22 New
      Military communications satellites Rodnik-S / Strela-3M (Strela-3M (Rodnik-S))
      Military communications satellites Rodnik / Strela-3M
      Rodnik-S / Strela-3M (Strela-3M (Rodnik-S)) - Russian military communications satellites manufactured by the OJSC “Information Satellite Systems named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev ”to order of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.

      Rodnik / Strela-3 satellites (Strela-3 (Rodnik)) belong to the second generation of low-orbit military communications satellites, which have been developed to replace the first-generation Strela-1M and Strela-2M satellites since 1973.

      But Rodnik-S / Strela-3M communications satellites (Strela-3M (Rodnik-S)) are an updated version of Rodnik / Strela-3 satellites.

      The Rodnik / Strela-3M spacecraft should provide communications to the Russian armed forces in the most remote areas where there are no traditional land-based communication channels.

      It is assumed that the Rodnik / Strela-3M satellite is used by military and civilian intelligence agencies, as well as other government agencies.

      Active life 5 years
      Satellite mass 225 kg
      Orbit 1400 km × 1414 km, 82.6 °
      Launches: Source:
  2. theadenter
    theadenter 24 September 2015 08: 48 New
    Judging by the news, there have been problems with military satellites lately. Let's hope that they are already fixed.
  3. morpogr
    morpogr 24 September 2015 08: 50 New
    Nice to hear about the next successful launch. God grant that it has always been so.
    1. 222222
      222222 24 September 2015 09: 29 New
      Interestingly. Not long ago, China launched an experimental communications satellite.-Climbed into the K-band !!
      China launched an experimental communications satellite

      China has successfully launched an experimental telecommunications satellite into orbit. This was reported by Xinhua News Agency.
      The satellite will be used to test Ka-band broadband technology.
      The Great Campaign-3B launch vehicle (Changzheng-3B) with the satellite was launched at 11:42 local time (06:42 Moscow time) from the Sichan cosmodrome in the southwestern Sichuan province.
      The Ka-band covers the frequencies of electromagnetic waves from 26,5 to 40 GHz. It is mainly used for satellite radio communications and radar.

      Date: 13.09.2015
      Source: Tass
    2. skeket
      skeket 24 September 2015 10: 05 New
      Quote: morpogr
      Nice to hear about the next successful launch. God grant that it was always like this

      By the way, on Tuesday the Voronezh KBHA announced that it had constructed an ion engine, the development of which will continue further. So our cosmos is more likely alive than dead!
  4. Abbra
    Abbra 24 September 2015 08: 50 New
    Happy event! Keep it up, Plesetsk! Still, it’s terribly interesting that there, in the filling ... Everything, everything, everything, I am silent!
  5. podpolkovnik
    podpolkovnik 24 September 2015 08: 52 New
    Three Rodnik communications satellites have been developed related to the low-orbit multifunctional system of personal satellite communications. Military analogue of the "Messenger".
  6. Old26
    Old26 24 September 2015 09: 17 New
    Quote: podpolkovnik
    Three Rodnik communications satellites have been developed related to the low-orbit multifunctional system of personal satellite communications. Military analogue of the "Messenger".

    good That's right. Arrow-3M, aka Rodnik-S. Weight 225 kg, launched into a 1400 km circular orbit
  7. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 24 September 2015 10: 12 New
    It is painful to realize that only the Earth hangs. Moreover, ALL countries. And to other Planets --- only robots !!! Iron is strong and flesh is weak ... But what about Human pride ??? After all, back in the 20s in The Soviet Union dreamed of flying to Martian communards [Anton Pervushin. Cosmonauts of Stalin] !!! And although it is now clear that the Aliens are not people and they have Other Ways, it’s even more interesting !!! Thanks for the article. Respectfully.
  8. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 24 September 2015 11: 45 New
    Thank God, SUCCESSFUL launch! yes
  9. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 24 September 2015 11: 47 New
    Computer error: in the 1st sentence you should read: BOLTAEMSIA. I love our Komonavtik !!! I know the biographies of all our cosmonauts! I wait, I hope for flights of Russians to other Planets !! I love the song’s starfare:
    Milky Way,
    And Mars will bloom apple trees
    Grass near the house
  10. roskot
    roskot 24 September 2015 12: 07 New
    Why hangs out. He went into orbit. It exchanges data.
  11. Old26
    Old26 24 September 2015 13: 53 New
    Quote: Reptiloid
    I know the biographies of all our astronauts

    Also love, since working in this industry. Do you know the biographies of all 283 cosmonauts or all of 119 flying ??

    Quote: Reptiloid
    I wait, I hope for flights of Russians to other Planets

    hope this is good. But wait ... Personally, I can’t wait, maximum if to the Moon