Russia launches European satellite



Russia launches European satellite Moscow: Russia Monday launched a European weather satellite from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.

A Russian Soyuz-2.1 rocket carried the MetOp-B satellite into space around 8 pm, RIA Novosti reported.

The 4,100 kg satellite is manufactured by Astrium to provide weather data, and is designed to operate in orbit for five years.

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