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Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes after launch

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes after launch

Saturday’s launch dealt another setback to the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. A Proton rocket carrying a satellite for the Mexican government crashed in Siberia just minutes after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. An “emergency situation” occurred according the statement sent out by Roscosmos. Roscosmos said a problem involving steering engines occurred in the rocket's third stage about eight minutes into its flight, 161 kilometers (97 miles) above the Earth. The agency said the rocket and Boeing-constructed satellite did not reach their planned orbit and almost all of the debris from the two burned up in the atmosphere. Boeing released a...

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