Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.
The Soyuz 2.1a booster blasted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East in the early hours on Thursday (Moscow time).
The Roscosmos space agency said in a statement that the three satellites the rocket was carrying orbited several hours later.
The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was called off a minute before the planned lift off.
Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Vostochny for the launch and had to extend his stay in order to see it on Thursday.
The construction of the facility some 5500 kilometres east of Moscow has been troubled by delays and corruption scandals.