On Friday, A Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying a Meridian spacecraft, lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 4.08 p.m.
The Soyuz-2 is the collective designation for the new version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. It is said to be a part of the R-7 carrier rocket family.
The Soyuz-2 is capable of lifting payloads into higher orbits, such as Molniya and Geosynchronous orbits.
The rocket with full tanks has a weight of 313 tons.
Its length is 44 m which is comparable with a 14-storeyed building.