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After 24-hour delay, Russia’s first rocket launch from Vostochny Cosmodrome successful

The Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket was successfully launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Fast East, the first launch from the venue, Thursday, after a 24-hour delay.

The rocket will put three satellites into orbit, the Aist-2D, the SamSat-218 and the Lomonosov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was at the scene to watch the launch after he visited the cosmodrome on Wednesday in order to personally investigate the reasons for the delay of the launch.

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