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Russian Rocket Crash

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MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Proton-M rocket carrying three additional satellites for its Glonass global positioning and navigation network exploded shortly after launch early on Tuesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

The launch was broadcast live by the Rossyia 24 television.

“There was an accident during the Proton-M launch. The rocket fell and exploded on the territory of the launch site,” a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said.

“An investigation commission headed by Roscosmos deputy head Alexander Lopatin has been set up,” the spokesman said.

A source in the Russian space industry earlier told RIA Novosti that preliminary conclusions about the possible causes of the failed launch could be ready in two-three days, but speculated that it was most likely a technical problem with



Added: Jul-1-2013 Occurred On: Jul-2-2013
By: Epic_Beard_Man
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