Saturday, December 24, 2011

Another Soyuz rocket launch fails

[ via BBC News / Science and Environment ] 23 Dec

Russia's recent poor launch record has continued with yet another Soyuz rocket failure.
This time, a Soyuz-2 vehicle failed to put a communications satellite into orbit after lifting away from the country's Plesetsk spaceport.
Debris is said to have re-entered the Earth's atmosphere near the western Siberian town of Tobolsk.


Friday's rocket was carrying a Meridian-5 satellite, designed to provide communication between ships, planes and coastal stations on the ground, according to RIA Novosti.

Read More: BBC News / Science and Environment

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