MOSCOW, March 30 — The Proton-K carrier rocket with a military spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome Friday.
“The launch of the carrier rocket Proton-K with a military spacecraft was carried out ··at 09:49 MSK,” spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces Col. Alexei Zolotukhin told Itar-Tass.
“The means of the ground-based automated control complex of the Aerospace Defense Forces controlled the launch of the Proton-K rocket,” he said.
“The blastoff of the carrier rocket was carried out in the normal mode.”
“The estimated time of the spacecraft’s separation from the DM-2 upper stage is 16:27 MSK,” Zolotukhin specified. (PNA/Itar-Tass)