And in November last year, Roscosmos lost contact with a newly-launched weather satellite - the Meteor-M - after it blasted off from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome
in the Far East.
Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome
has been in the works for nearly eight years, with one operational launchpad and others either in the developmental or planning phase.
Russia successfully launches a Soyuz-2 rocket carrying two satellites from the Vostochny Cosmodrome
The failed launch is the second since the Vostochny cosmodrome
made its debut in April last year.
by Agence France-Presse The Souyz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome
, near the town of Tsiolkovsky in Amur region, Russia on November 28, 2017.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Nov 28 (ANI): Russia has lost contact with one of its crucial satellites just hours after it was launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome
, local media reports say.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1a space rocket from the newly-built Vostochny Cosmodrome
in the Far Eastern Amur region in the early hours of Thursday, TASS news agency reported.
There should be an appropriate reaction," a stern-looking Putin was shown saying on state television at the Vostochny cosmodrome
, hours after the launch was scrapped.
The first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome
in Russia's Far Eastern Amur region is scheduled for the end of April 2016.
But the Vostochny Cosmodrome
, being constructed in the Russian Far East, has seen its share of trouble.
But with the image of a fiery rocket launch as a backdrop, Putin also said he wants the Vostochny Cosmodrome
to help Russia catch up with other powers in exploring beyond Earth's orbit.