A Soyuz 2.1b launch vehicle with a Glonass-K navigation vehicle launched from the Plesetsk launch site at 05:52 Moscow time, and at 05:54 a missile was taken over by ground means of the General Space Testing Centre G.S. Titov of the Space Forces of the VCS, as described by the TASS news agency with reference to data from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
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The Russian orbital group's ground-based automated spacecraft control complex controlled the launch and flight of the rocket, and the Glonass-K satellite is the third generation of the Russian global navigation satellite system.
To date, the Frigate booster with the Glonass-K machine has been separated from the missile. According to the DOD, it will take several hours for the satellite to reach its calculated orbit.