Russia’s defence spacecraft put into orbit

Moscow: A Proton-M carrier rocket has put into orbit a spacecraft, which was a launched for the Russia’s Defense Ministry, a representative told reporters.

“The heavy Proton-M carrier rocket that was launched at 03:20 Moscow time on Friday, December 21, at the stated time, from the Baikonur space center (Kazakhstan), has successfully put into orbit a spacecraft for the Russian Defense Ministry,” the representative said.

The representative also noted that the launch of the rocket and the launch of the spacecraft into orbit took place in a usual mode. After being put into orbit, the satellite will be tracked by ground-based equipment of the space units of the Russian aerospace forces.