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Main » 2014 » May » 26 » Proton rocket burns up shortly after launch.


Proton rocket burns up shortly after launch.
15:43

On May 16, 2014 at 01:42 Moscow time (on May 15 at 21:42 UTC) the Russian “Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket carrying an Express-AM4R communication satellite burned up in the atmosphere above China, with no debris reaching the Earth. The rocket had an engine problem at the 540th second after launch. Roscosmos said all components of the rocket, the Briz-M booster and the satellite, as well as fuel, burned up during re-entry to the atmosphere.

 

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