Russia Launches First Arktika-M Weather Satellite

Soyuz-2.1b with the first Arktika-M satellite lifts off from Baikonur
Credit: Roscosmos
MOSCOW—Russia has successfully orbited the first Arktika-M hydrometeorological satellite that will boost its weather-monitoring capabilities in the Arctic region. The spacecraft lifted off atop the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle at 1:55 a.m. EST on Feb. 28 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The...

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