Russia today opened a new space year.
Spacecraft "Cosmos" series of dual-use in orbit.
Booster easy class "rumble" was created as part of the conversion program on the basis of a release from service of an intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18. "Roar" consists of a block of accelerators in the transport and launch container, which includes the first and second stages, the space head part. As part of the latter — the upper stage "Breeze-KM", fairing, the transitional system, the intermediate compartment and the payload bay.
The first launch of "Rokot" from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on 16 May 2000. Total for the period from the Baikonur was conducted sixteen starts the media.