Russia’s Soyuz-2-1b launches Arktika-M No.1 weather satellite
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 02/27/2021
Russia launched the first in a new series of weather satellites to aid forecasting over its high-latitude regions. The Arktika-M No.1 satellite, aboard a Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat rocket, lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:55 local time (06:55 UTC) on Sunday bound for an elliptical Molniya orbit.