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Friday, July 14, 2017

Posted an exciting video of the first start with the Eastern “eyes” of the rocket

Filmed on-Board cameras of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a video of the first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome was published on the official channel of the Russian space Agency in YouTube. Watch the video “first person” to see separation of the rocket from earth and the separation of its stages. Launch from Baikonur cosmodrome, built in the Amur region, was held April 28.

The first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome, built in the Amur region, was held April 28. It was originally scheduled for the previous day, but postponed for fifteen minutes before the start. The rocket successfully launched into orbit satellites SamSat-218 and AIST-2D” and the spacecraft “Lomonosov”.

To establish a connection with SamSat-218 professionals at the moment, unfortunately, still failed, however, AIST-2D” may 11 made the first orbit of the earth’s surface after the inclusion of multispectral optoelectronic complex “Aurora”. Satellite AIST-2D” designed for remote sensing of the Earth, and it is planned to develop a technology for the control of small spacecraft.

In turn, the spacecraft “Lomonosov”, equipped with the space telescope to measure the energy spectrum and chemical composition of cosmic rays of extremely high energy from earth orbit, will be used to conduct fundamental cosmological studies. The unit was commissioned by the Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov.

Subsequent launches from the Baikonur “Oriental” planned for 2017. During one of them, as it is expected, will be launched into orbit satellites for remote Earth sounding “kanopus-In” room 3 and 4, during another — meteorological satellite “meteor”. Starting in 2018 from the Baikonur it is planned to perform six to eight launches per year, and in the future their number may grow to ten.

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