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Soyuz launches missile early warning satellite
Posted: Sun, May 24, 2020, 10:55 AM ET (1455 GMT)
Soyuz-2.1b launch of Russian military satellite, May 2020 (Russian MoD) Russia launched a military satellite on a Soyuz rocket early Friday. A Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 3:31 am EDT (0731 GMT) carrying an unidentified military satellite. That payload is believed to be a missile warning satellite that will operate in a highly elliptical Molniya orbit.
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