“Launched on Sunday, October 25, at 22 08 minutes from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the Soyuz-2.1B medium-class launch vehicle at the set time successfully launched the Russian navigation spacecraft GLONASS-K into the calculated orbit,” he quotes RIA Novosti department.

It is noted that at 22:19, the Fregat upper stage with the satellite separated from the third stage of the Soyuz.

Earlier, the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the GLONASS-K navigation satellite was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.