Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches 2 Classified Military Satellites


By Aahil

October  27, 2022

On Friday, October 21, Russia launched two more military satellites into orbit, continuing a busy period for spaceflight for the country.

At 3:20 p.m. EDT on Friday, a Soyuz-2-1v rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia with two classified payloads.

Unofficial remarks on the Novosti Kosmonavtiki web site claimed that the rocket was supposed to carry two brand-new military satellites with the call signs 14F164 and 14F172

The intended mission of the satellites was unclear on the eve of the launch because these indices were not connected to any publicly known projects, Zak continued

U.S. military officials denounced the launch of its Kosmos 2558 spacecraft on August 1 to an orbit that is extremely similar to that of an American espionage satellite dubbed USA 326

Three Goniets communications satellites and a demonstration broadband craft are slated to be launched by a Soyuz from the Vostochny Cosmodrome

A robotic Progress cargo spacecraft is planned to be sent from Baikonur to the International Space Station by another Soyuz

On October 15, an Angara rocket lifted out from Plesetsk with the diminutive, enigmatic EMKA-3 military satellite.

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