The military-purpose satellite launched from Baikonur has been put into the planned orbit

ITAR-TASS.

MOSCOW, February 28 (Itar-Tass) — The military-purpose satellite launched from Baikonur on Saturday has been put into the planned orbit.

The Proton-K rocket launched from Baikonur cosmodrome at 07:10 Moscow time on Saturday successfully put the Raduga-1 military-purpose satellite into the planned orbit at 13:45 Moscow time, the head of the Space Troops’ information service, Alexei Zolotukhin, said.

The satellite separated within the zone of radio visibility from Russia’s territory. At 13:45 Moscow time, the space vehicle was taken under control by means of the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre, Zolotukhin said.
February 28th, 2009 in Breaking News