Successful launch of the Soyuz 2.1a rocket with Progress MS-18 transport spacecraft

October 28, 2021 at 06 hours 00 minutes 32 seconds in time of Nur-Sultan from launch site No.31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-18 transport spacecraft was launched.

The launch took place fine. The launch vehicle boosters landed within the Yu-25 zone (RP 49, 67 70), located in the Ulytau district of the Karaganda region.

The specialists of the RSE SRC Garysh-Ekologiya performed ecological support for the launch in the positional area of ​the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Instrumental measurements of atmospheric air during refueling and soil sampling after the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was performed.

The specialists of the RSE SRC Garysh-Ekologiya together with Russian specialists began the ecological survey of the impact area of the separating parts of the first stage of the launch vehicle with sampling of environmental objects and instrumental measurements of atmospheric air.

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