First Soyuz rocket launch since MS-10 emergency

A Soyuz-2.1B rocket carrying equipment from the Russian Ministry of Defence launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the region of Arkhangelsk on Thursday.
This is the first launch of a Soyuz-2.1 carrier rocket since the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft transporting Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US Astronaut Nick Hague to the ISS on October 11.

Courtesy: Russian MoD

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Russia launches 4 ballistic missiles during strategic military drills

Courtesy: Russian Ministry of Defense

Russian military forces launched four ballistic missiles during tests which also involved long-range bombers in four different locations across the country. Footage shows the launch of a Topol missile at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Region, aimed at the Kura military range, in northern Kamchatka Region.

Two other ballistic missiles were fired from nuclear-powered submarines of the Pacific Ocean fleet and one from a Northern Fleet submarine located in the Barents Sea.

Besides the missiles launch, fighter jets Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 conducted flights from the Ukrainka, Engels and Shaikavka airfields and fired cruise missiles at the targets in Kamchatka, Republic of Komi and Kazakhstan.

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