Russia has successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1B rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS). According to Russia’s space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin, this was the first launch of a rocket from the Soyuz family since the October 11 accident.
Source- AIR World Service
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018:
- The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos) is a state corporation responsible for the space flight and cosmonautics program for the Russian Federation.
- Russia Capital: Moscow, Currency: Russian ruble.