A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday carrying 38 overseas satellites after takeoff was twice postponed resulting from technical points, Russian area company Roscosmos stated.
Video revealed by Roscosmos confirmed the Soyuz blaster launching in opposition to gray and cloudy skies at 0607 GMT.
“The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 38 spacecraft from 18 countries took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome,” Roscosmos stated on its Twitter account.
The rocket will place in orbit 38 satellites from greater than a dozen nations, together with South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.
Among them is the Challenge-1, the primary satellite tv for pc made utterly in Tunisia, which was created by the Telnet telecommunications group.
The launch was twice postponed from Saturday after a surge in voltage was detected.
Since the autumn of the Soviet Union, the Russian area sector has lagged behind worldwide rivals, stricken by corruption scandals and technological stagnation.
In 2018, a Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut failed mid-flight, forcing the crew to hold out an emergency touchdown. Both survived with out accidents.