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Russia Launches Military Satellite On Proton-K

Posted by Kris Roman on June 26, 2008

Russia successfully launched Friday a military satellite from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian news agencies reported.

The Kosmos satellite was put into orbit by a Proton-K rocket, the Interfax news agency cited as saying the spokesman for the Russian military space forces, Alexei Zolotukhin.

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the head of the military space force, General Vladimir Popovkin, observed the launch, Interfax added.


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