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Second Angara-5 to return to launch pad
2nd A-5 vehcile launch apparently successful
MOSCOW, December 14. / TASS /. On Monday, the space forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted the second test launch of the Angara-A5 heavy carrier rocket with the overall mass model of the payload from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
"The combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces carried out a test launch of the Angara-A5 heavy-class carrier rocket with the overall mass model of the payload," the military department noted.
The rocket was launched at 08:50 Moscow time from the launch pad number 35 of the State Test Cosmodrome of the RF Ministry of Defense (Plesetsk cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk Region. As specified in the department, all prelaunch operations and the launch of the "Angara-A5" space rocket took place in the normal mode.
"Ground assets of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces monitored the launch and flight of the carrier rocket," added the Defense Ministry.
The ministry clarified that the Angara-A5 was taken to be escorted by ground-based means of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
"Launched at 08:50 Moscow time from the State test cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk region, the Angara-A5 space rocket at estimated time 08:53 Moscow time was accepted for escort by ground means of the Main Test Space Center named after G . S. Titov of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces ", - noted in the Ministry of Defense.