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Russia launches new hydrometeorological satellite

Moscow, Feb 29 (UNI) Russia launched a new hydrometeorological satellite, Meteor-M No. 2-4, into space on Thursday from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region of the Far East, said Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS.
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage that carried the satellite also delivered 18 small satellites from Russia and other countries to their target orbits.
The satellite is designed to perform tasks related to hydrometeorological support, climate and environmental monitoring, study of the Earth's natural resources, control of the heliogeophysical situation in near-Earth space, as well as data collection and relay of signals from emergency beacons of the international satellite search and rescue system COSPAS-SARSAT.
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