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July 28, 2015
Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 28, 2015
"The next 'Proton' launch is planned for August. It will be a commercial launch," Komarov said early on Thursday without specifying what kind of spacecraft the rocket will carry into orbit. According to Komarov, both the rocket and the vessel are already going through flight preparation at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. On May 16, a Proton-M carrier rocket was to deliver the Mexican MexSat-1 satellite into orbit, but shortly after launching, the rocket lost its telemetry with Earth ... read more

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Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome
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Putin discusses readiness of Vostochny for first space launch
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the readiness of the Vostochny Space Center for its first launch, the director general of the United Rocket and Space Corporation said Monday. "We al ... more
Inverted Velocity Sensors Caused Proton-M Failure in 2013
A Proton-M rocket carrier failure in 2013 was caused by an incorrect velocity sensor installation, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Wednesday. According to Markin ... more
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Russian deputy PM attacks space industry with reform bill
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On Saturday, a planned correction of the ISS orbit could not be carried out after the Progress M-26M's engines failed to start on time. In an unrelated incident just hours later, an emergency situat ... more
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