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Lightning strikes a Russian Soyuz rocket seconds after takeoff

A video broadcast on social networks shows the precise moment when lightning struck the Soyuz-2.1b space rocket, which carried the Glonass-M replacement satellite, after being launched on Monday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in the city of the same name. From Russia. However, Nikolai Nestechuk, head of the cosmodrome, said before the press that the weather of the day did not affect the takeoff or the artifacts that are directed to outer space, reaching the orbit according to the planned program. Through a statement issued on the social networks of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), the authority stressed: The launch of the vehicle in orbit took place in normal mode. A stable telemetric connection is established and maintained with the spacecraft. The systems aboard the Glonass-M spacecraft operate normally. "

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