10 July 2014
After being repeatedly delayed, Russia finally launched its Angara rocket for the first time on Wednesday. As planned, the rocket carried a dummy payload and did not obtain an orbital altitude. The launch received “muted coverage” in Russia, especially when compared to the launch attempt in June, which was carried live on national TV. Meanwhile, the Moscow (RUS) Times reported that officials were “reverting to Soviet form” by not televising the launch attempt. Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly was informed of the success by Russian Defense Ministry Army General Sergei Shoigu. (Image Credit: YouTube/RT)
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