From the Vostochny cosmodrome this morning successfully launched a carrier rocket "Soyuz 2.1 a" with three satellites on Board. They already went into orbit. The connection is established. This is the first launch from the site for a few years, built from scratch in the middle of the Amur taiga.
5 WTA 1 minute 21 seconds on April 28. Indeed, a historic moment and historic day. Russia launched a Soyuz rocket from his latest, the first civil war All systems worked according to plan. President Putin, as said before, remained in the Amur region to oversee the start. Shortly before the start of the Putin arrived at the open area just 2 km from the start is the minimum distance. After yesterday's failure by many here, of course, worried. And exactly on schedule, "Union" was launched.
After a few minutes it becomes clear: everything went well. The satellites will be displayed on a given orbit. The President arrives at the launch pad and congratulated all those who prepared for launch.
Unique footage shot correspondents: launch pad of the Vostochny space centre in a few minutes after launch. On the ground was the rocket "Soyuz". Now she's in space. The pad is intact, and then everything went normally. But 6 years ago there was nothing. The first stone in the Foundation of the future Vostochny cosmodrome was laid by then Vladimir Putin. He went on with the "Lada Kalina" for another large construction site - the Chita-Khabarovsk highway with a length of 2000 km. Today, Putin thanked the builders, who in any weather, built a spaceport in the middle of the forest.
The first test of a new launch site was truly excellent. The quality of construction of the cosmodrome is the fact that after a strong launch, after burning tens of tons of fuel here as usual, and only the roof on some buildings slightly bent.