16 Oct 2018 09:28

Launches of Soyuz-type rockets from Russian cosmodromes may resume on Nov 3 - source

MOSCOW. Oct 16 (Interfax) - Launches of Soyuz-type spacecraft following the October 11 Soyuz MS-10 accident may be resumed at the beginning of November, a Russian rocket and space sector source told Interfax.

"The first of them may become the launch of the Soyuz 2.1b launch vehicle with a Fregat upper stage from Plesetsk [Cosmodrome] on November 3," the source said.

The rocket is expected to put a GLONASS-M satellite into orbit.

It was reported earlier that all launches of Soyuz-type spacecraft were suspended after the Soyuz MS-10 failed during ascent after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 11.