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FEB 01, 2013 - Fast Company

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Russian Rocket Crashes Into Pacific Ocean, Sinking U.S. Satellite

Another Russian rocket launch goes terribly wrong. A Russian Zenit-3SL rocket just failed in a spectacular fashion during an attempted launch this morning. Around 20 seconds after take off from a Sea Launch platform the rocket is said to have suffered a catastrophic failure, possibly triggered by an incorrect trajectory and an engine cut-off. The rocket then plummeted into the Pacific Ocean, taking with it its payload of a U.S. Intelsat 27 telecoms satellite. The Sea Launch platform Odyssey has made 33 launches, with two being notable failures. The satellite lost in today's disaster was ... Read More

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