The carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1 a with two Russian satellites of Earth remote sensing Canopus-In № 5 and № 6 and 26 foreign small satellites was launched on Thursday, December 27, from the Baikonur East.
About it reports a press-service of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”.
The launch took place at the estimated time, in 5:07 in Moscow. He became the fourth launch from the new Russian cosmodrome.
The upper stage Fregat needs to bring into the calculated orbit satellites kanopus-V No. 5 and No. 6, and after a while – and 26 of space vehicles belonging to the United States, Germany, Spain, Japan and South Africa.
Russian satellites Canopus-b is designed for monitoring man-made and natural emergencies. Their tasks include the observation of weather phenomena, in large emissions of pollutants into the nature, monitoring of ice situation.
Also, earlier, on 21 December from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with a military satellite was launched a carrier rocket proton-M.