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Russian Rockot launches four satellites

30 Jul 2012, 11:47 UTC
Russian Rockot launches four satellites
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A Russian Rockot vehicle was successfully launched at 0135 GMT on Saturday 28 July from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Northern Russia and was carrying four satellites. Three of the satellites are store/forwarding Gonets-M type communications craft. One of those is designated Cosmos 2481 and will be used by the Russian military and the other two Gonets-M’s will be used by civilian authorities. The fourth satellite was designated Mir and is a small technology demonstration craft.

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