posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 10:37 AM
A comment on the original YT video says
"Soyuz 2 Meridian Satellite"
and a still photo on Flickr here saying much the same.
Photo taken "on the road to Kazan (70-80km from it) at 2am"
"Third Meridian mission
Continuing an ever increasing pace of its space program, Russia made a third attempt to orbit its newest generation satellite for military
A Soyuz-2-1a rocket with the Fregat upper stage lifted off from Pad No. 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk on Nov. 2, 2010, at 03:59 Moscow Time. Two minutes
later, Russia's ground control network started tracking the vehicle, which successfully reached its initial orbit, official military sources said.
According the Ministry of Defense spokesman, the separation of the payload from the upper stage was scheduled for 06:13 Moscow Time, as vehicles would
be orbiting the Earth within communication range of the ground control network. "
edit on 30-11-2010 by ommadawn because: removed faulty url text