Launch failure

From: Mark Robinson via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 10:39:58 +1200
RT reports :
> A Russian Proton rocket with advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory after lift-off, RIA Novosti cited a source as saying.
> There are so far no reports of damage or casualties.
> All other launches of Proton-type rockets will be halted at Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan until the reason for the crash is determined, a source told RIA Novosti.
> There was an emergency engines shutdown on the 540th second following the launch, the Russian Federal Space Agency said, as quoted by Itar-Tass.
> The Proton rocket, carrying an advanced Express-AM4R satellite, was launched on schedule from Baikonur on Friday.
> The Express-AM4R would have been Russia’s most advanced and powerful satellite.


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