Baikonur Cosmodrome saw final launching of 201824/12/2018

The Proton-M launch vehicle lifted off. 

On December 21, at 06:20 am. (Astana time), the Proton-M launch vehicle carrying communications spacecraft has been launched, reports referring to the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan. 

Kazakh Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry Beibut Atamkulov, Director Secretary of the Roscosmos state corporation Dmitry Rogozin and Russian Air Forces commander Alexander Golovko attended the launching. 

The launching is the final one in the programme of launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2018.