With all three satellites launched April 28 from the Baikonur East, a connection is established. About it reported in a press-service of the Roscosmos.
“Separation of the spacecraft ended the regular 7:07 GMT. The office staff confirmed during a radio session at 8:05 Moscow time”, — told the Agency. We are talking about the spacecraft “Lomonosov, AIST-2D” and SamSat-2018 (“Contemporary-2018”).
Initially the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” was planned for the morning of 27 April, but it was canceled a minute before the start. According to the source TASS in the rocket and space industry, the reason for this was a failure in one device, a control system, which is responsible for turning on and off engines. Later, the head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov said that the problem had been contained.
April 28 at 05:01 MSK rocket with three spacecraft was put into orbit. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the builders of the cosmodrome with the successful launch and estimated its level to “high”.