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Main » 2016 » June » 26 » Russia launched satellite to measure Earth’s size and shape.


Russia launched satellite to measure Earth’s size and shape.
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On June 4, 2016 at 14:00 UTC the “Rockot” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket equipped with the “Briz-KM” upper stage orbited the Russia GEO-IK 2 geodesy satellite. It is the second spacecraft in Russia’s new generation of GEO-IK 2 measurement stations in orbit to collect geodetic information for a range of military and civilian applications.

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