This report shows how the army forces of Russian Federation launch satellites to the orbit of our planet.
The whole event took place at the spaceport “Plesetsk” on the 3rd of October. The rocket “Soyuz-2,1b” was carrying the satellite “Glonass-M”. Actually, the launch was scheduled to the 26th of August, but because of the fail of the spaceship “Progress-M” the launch was stopped and rescheduled to the beginning of October.
Integration and test building. This is the place where the rocket and the satellite are connected. On the left side of the picture you can see a small building with three windows – this is the observation post for guests and reporters.
Trains are carrying the rocket from the integration and test building. The interesting fact is that the rocket is traveling backwards to the starting point.