Russia launches military satellite into space

Russia said on Thursday it had launched a military satellite into space from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

"On Thursday, March 23, at 09:40 a.m., a medium-class Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying a spacecraft for the Russian Defence Ministry was launched from the Plesetsk launch site in Arkhangelsk Region by combat crews of the Space Forces," the defense ministry said.

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