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Russian Rocket Fails To Deliver US Satellite Into Orbit, Crashes In Pacific
2013-02-01 07:19:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´s space industry has suffered yet another blow after a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle failed to deliver a US telecommunications satellite into orbit last night. The rocket, operated from a floating launch pad south of the Hawaiian Islands, failed 40 seconds after lift-off at 06:59 GMT and plunged back into the Pacific Ocean. The Russian rocket was carrying the Intelsat-27 telecommunications satellite, which was built by...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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