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Russia on Monday successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time, the country's military and space officials said.
The rocket lifted off Monday morning from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia.
“It flies, damn it!” Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, tweeted after the launch.
Еще больше видео! Еще больше ракурсов!— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) December 14, 2020
Смотрите новые видеокадры второго испытательного пуска тяжелой ракеты-носителя #Ангара-А5 с космодрома #Плесецк ????????
Видео: @mod_russia pic.twitter.com/Fm7gXFPl31
Its first successful test launch took place in 2014 and was hailed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a major achievement for our space rocket industry and for Russia in general.”
Roscosmos on Monday touted the increased environmental safety of the Angara rockets, as they “do not use aggressive and toxic propellants, significantly increasing environmental safety both in the areas adjacent to the launch complex and in the drop zones.”
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