Russia today successfully launched 22 satellites from the new eastern cosmodrome in the Far East of the country, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced.
The Sojuz-2 rocket has successfully flown from the eastern cosmodrome, the agency said, adding that everything went smoothly, the agency Frans pres.
This rocket should launch two Saturn Earth observation satellites, as well as nine smaller ones to observe the orbits. Satellites are Russian, German and American.
The Russian space industry has experienced a series of failures in recent years, including the loss of the space cargo ship “Progres” and the failure to launch the Proton rocket with telecommunication satellites.
By building the eastern cosmos, Russia wants to reduce Russia’s dependence on the Baikonur cosmodrome, which Moscow leased from Kazakhstan by 2050.
Baikonur, built in the former Soviet Union in the late 1950s, has so far been the main Russian space center.