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Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia after liftoff

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia after liftoff

A Russian Proton-M rocket malfunctioned shortly after it blasted off early Saturday from its launchpad in Kazakhstan, crashing in Siberia along with the Mexican satellite it was intended to put into orbit. It was the second Russian space mission failure in less than a month, following an April 28 mishap involving an unmanned cargo craft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station. "An emergency situation in the third-stage engine occurred during a Proton-M launch into orbit," Roscosmos, Russia's federal space agency, said via Twitter in announcing the latest problem with the workhorse rocket. Saturday's accident occurred about nine minutes...

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