Russia on Monday put 38 overseas satellites into orbit after a succesful launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan following delays as a result of technical points.
“The Soyuz-2.1a provider rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 38 spacecraft from 18 international locations took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome,” Roscosmos mentioned on its Twitter account.
Later Monday, Roscosmos mentioned in a press release that the rocket had efficiently positioned into orbit the 38 satellites from greater than a dozen international locations, together with South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.
The launch was twice postponed from Saturday after a surge in voltage was detected.
For the reason that fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian area sector has lagged behind worldwide opponents, stricken by corruption scandals and technological stagnation.
In 2018, a Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut failed mid-flight, forcing the crew to hold out an emergency touchdown. Each survived with out accidents.
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