Spaceflight Now: Breaking News

Russian military launches satellite
Posted: Dec. 27, 1999

A Tsiklon rocket successfully launched the Cosmos 2367 reconnassiance satellite for the Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday, Itar-Tass reported.

Liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan occurred at 0800 GMT (3:00 a.m. EST).

Launch was planned for Thursday, but was postponed by bad weather and a technical glitch.

The satellite was planned into an orbit with a high point of 428 km, low point of 415 km, inclination of 65 degrees and period of 92.8 minutes.

The launch was Russia's last for 1999, the report said.

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