Soyuz 2-1b launches military satellite from Plesetsk (Updated)

by | Dec 21, 2023 | Launches, Military space, Russia, Satellites, Seradata News

A Soyuz 2-1b rocket was launched from a snow-covered Plesetsk, Northern Russia, USA on 0848 GMT on 21 December 2023.  The satellite carried was military in nature.  It is thought to be a Bars-M cartography satellite. The satellite codenamed Cosmos 2574 (Kosmos-2574) was delivered 498 x 338 km orbit at 97.6 degrees inclination, implying that it will be raised to a 500 km Sun-synchronous operational orbit.

Soyuz 2-1b launches from Plesetsk on 21 December 2023. Courtesy: Roscosmoshttps://twitter.com/i/status/1737821788350869790

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