This is the second test flight of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle. It carries mass simulator payload which is to be delivered to geostationary orbit.
Currently the largest rocket in the Angara family, Angara A5 utilizes five Universal Rocket Modules as the first stage, and is designed to phase out Proton.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.INFO WIKI
After a six-year pause, Russia has resumed flight tests of its next-generation Angara rocket with a demonstration mission from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on Monday. The Angara-5 vehicle lifted off at 08:50 Moscow Time (05:50 UTC), carrying an…