Launch of Inaugural Soyuz Rocket from New Vostochny Cosmodrome

A Soyuz 2-1A rocket has successfully launched from a brand new cosmodrome on Russian soil. The Vostochny Cosmodrome in the far East of Russia is slowly to remove the need for Baikonur rental in Kazakhstan.

The rocket lifted off at 02:01 UTC, April 28th 2016 and carried three commercial payloads.

Source: Roscosmos

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