Russia Launches Military Satellite
A Tsyklon-2 booster placed a Russian Military Satellite into orbit on Monday 26th June 2006. The launch occured from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan at 08:00 a.m. Moscow time (04:00 a.m. GMT). The satellite will be given a Kosmos designation. The Kosmo designation has been given to all secret sateelites since the early days of Soviet spaceflight (it was also often used to try and high failed civilian satellites).
The Tsyklon family of launchers are derived from the R-36 ballistic missile, first launched in 1968 and deployed with the Soviet military in 1975. The Tsyklon is manufactured in Ukraine.
Sources: Interfax, RIA Novosti