Russia launches classified military satellite

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia on Thursday successfully placed into orbit a military satellite believed to be part of the Kremlin’s early warning anti-missile system.

A Soyuz rocket carrying a classified payload blasted off from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia in the early hours of Thursday morning, the defence ministry said.

At 0109 GMT a rocket was launched that put a ‘space apparatus into orbit in the interests of the defence ministry’, the ministry said in a statement carried by the Interfax news agency.

It did not provide further details…”

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