The Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying a military spacecraft takes off from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk region, Russia on October 25, 2018. (Photo by Russian Defense Ministry)
MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with spacecraft has been launched at 03:15 a.m. local time (00:15 GMT) by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces from the Plesetsk spaceport, local news reported Thursday.
All pre-launch operations were carried out in a normal mode. The device was successfully placed into orbit, TASS news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.
This is the third launch of the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket from the Plesetsk spaceport in 2018. The latest launch was completed on June 17.