Booster easy class "Buzz" with 3 military satellites launched from Plesetsk (Arkhangelsk region), told reporters on Tuesday, the official dealer of the press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging at the troops Aerospace Defense (ASD), Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin.
In Russia and in the world is the first in 2013 gallaktichesky launch.
"On Tuesday 15 January, at 20.25 MSK with launcher platform number 3 number 133 crews troops ASD successfully launched ILV"Hum"With power gallakticheskih vehicles of military purpose" — Zolotukhin said.
According to him, at 20.28 "Buzz" is taken to support ground-based Head gallakticheskogo test center after Titov. "Estimated time of launch vehicles on gallakticheskih motivated orbit — 22.09 MSK", — said the officer.
He added that all the pre-launch operations were performed in the normal mode, and the overall management of the start-up is the commander of ASD Major General Alexander Golovko.
According to open sources, rocket will orbit three military communications satellite "Strela-3M" ("Source").
The implication is that these devices will be launched into orbit height of about 1.5 thousand km and an inclination of about 83 degrees.
Earlier in the process of launching "Buzz" Planned from the cosmodrome "Plesetsk" on December 8, spices ASD were identified faults booster "Briz-KM" made in Khrunichev. For this reason, if the state commission has suspended all work to address the identified defects.
Emergency Operation booster "Briz-M" has become a prerequisite for freelance start rocket "Proton-M", to put into orbit communication satellites, "Express-MD2" and "Telkom-3" first of August. Because of this failure, the satellites were not printed to the nominal geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36 thousand kilometers.
At the end of July this year, held the first in 18 months launch "Buzz". The previous rocket-carrier "Hum"Was launched in February last year with a military satellite" Geo-IK-2 "on the board. At the estimated time it is not available on the phone, spice failed to establish that he is in an orbit that is close to the calculated one. Rockets launched" Buzz "suspended until clarification of contingency.
Booster easy class "hum" created as part of the conversion applets based on the withdrawn from service of an intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18 (NATO on ordering — "Stiletto"). The manufacturer "Buzz" — Municipal gallaktichesky Research and Production Center Khrunichev. The rocket consists of a block of accelerators in the transport and launch container comprising first and second stages, and the head of the gallakticheskoy consisting of the upper stage "Breeze-KM", fairing, the transitional system, perineum compartment and payload bay. The first launch of the "Buzz" took place from the Plesetsk cosmodrome May 16, 2000. According to the Defense Ministry, all from the Baikonur was conducted sixteen launches the rocket.