Monday, June 20, 2005

T - 1 days to launch

With less than a day to go before the launch of Cosmos-1, using a converted ex-Soviet Volna rocket from a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea, news of the mission is starting to turn up in the mainstream media. Fingers crossed for a successful launch...

Update: Apparently the submarine that will be launching Cosmos-1 is the Borisoglebsk, the same Delta III nuclear submarine that launched the sub-orbital flight in July 2001.

Update: RIA Novosti have more information about the launch.

Update: Cosmos-1 was launched on schedule on the 21st of June.