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February 01, 2013
Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific: official
Moscow (AFP) Feb 01, 2013
A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform. "There was an accident during the Zenit rocket launch," a source at the Energia corporation that makes the Zenit-3SL rocket used to launch the Intelsat satellite said by telephone. "The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean. We have formed a commission to figure out the cause." Energia chief Vitaly Lopota said the Russian rocket's eng ... read more
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NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite
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