On this day 60 years ago the Soviet Union launched the first artificial Earth satellite.
October 4, 1957, the dream of humanity beyond earth's gravity. The signals of the radio transmitter of the satellite took the hams of the Earth.
Today, many military and civilian specialists involved in the system of production, preparation and launch missiles and launch vehicles with spacecraft in near-earth space planet.
The status of great space power, Russia received thanks to the designers, manufacturers, specialists of the spaceport for the dedication and the courage, endurance and resilience that continue the traditions of the older generation of the Soviet Union.
The most important parts of the VCS are military units of the 15th army HQs (special purpose), Plesetsk cosmodrome, a Military-cosmic Academy named after A. F. Mozhaisky, the Arsenal of the Space forces.
Today videoconferencing successfully solve the tasks of missile attack warning, space surveillance, capacity and management of orbital grouping of information systems and systems for military and government purposes, showing the highest responsibility, professionalism, loyalty to military and civil debt.
Deputy commander of the VKS, Colonel-General Alexander Golovko congratulated on the occasion of the Day of the Space forces veterans, servicemen and civilian specialists.