Spaceflight Now: Breaking News

Russian Molnia rocket launches spy satellite
Posted: Dec. 29, 1999

A Molnia M rocket successfully launched the Cosmos 2368 reconnassiance satellite for the Russian Defense Ministry on Monday, Itar-Tass reported.

Liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russian occurred at 1912 GMT (2:12 p.m. EST).

The new spacecraft joins Cosmos 2367 launched on Sunday from Baikonur atop a Tsiklon booster.

The launch was the last one planned in 1999 for Russia.

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