2 June 2013
A Russian Proton rocket with three GLONASS navigation system satellites experienced a dramatic failure during a launch attempt that ended in a huge impact at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch attempt occurred Tuesday at 02:38 UTC (08:38 local time). While there were no reports of injuries, there is a concern of casualties due to the location of engineers during launches. A leading engineer with Space Corp. Energia said this crash is likely unrelated to the launch failure in 2010 where another Proton rocket crashed with three GLONASS satellites. (Image Credit: Roscosmos)
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