Russia’s Soyuz launches Pion-NKS naval intelligence satellite
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 06/25/2021
Russia launched the first satellite for its long-delayed next-generation ocean reconnaissance system on Friday. The Pion-NKS No.901 satellite lifted off atop a Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia at 22:50 Moscow Time (19:50 UTC).