[LIVE] Russia’s first Arktika-M satellite launches into orbit

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Published on 28 Feb 2021, 7:11
Roscosmos launches Russia’s first Arktika-M satellite into orbit on board the Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sunday, February 28.

The satellite is designed to gather meteorological data in the polar regions of Earth, which will allow an improvement to weather forecasts and enable scientists to better study climate change.

The launch of the second Arktika-M is scheduled for 2023, and three more satellites are planned to be sent into orbit between 2024-2025. Mandatory credit: Roscosmos