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Message 1386916 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 22:35:01 UTC

Major fail....I have not read of any casualties on the ground.

Launch rocket and 3 satellites aboard blows up shortly after lift off.

Video of the failure...
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Message 1386921 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 22:38:10 UTC

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Message 1386980 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 2:08:15 UTC



rough translation: "Olympic torch Sochi 2014"

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Message 1386994 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 3:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 1386980.



rough translation: "Olympic torch Sochi 2014"

LOL.

But seriously, is that the same kind of rocket they use for Soyuz capsules?

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Message 1387008 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 4:27:35 UTC

Looks like a failure in one of the nozzels.
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Message 1387015 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 4:33:00 UTC

They should have waited until the 4th.

Vandenburg is launching something on the 5th.

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Message 1387044 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 5:46:23 UTC

Certainly looked as if one engine failed quite early on - if you watch the very first few seconds one of the engines may not have properly started, or suffered a surge, right at the moment of launch. The rest, as they say, is history, with the inevitable instability and finally someone hitting the payload self destruct button and the collapse of the remaining engines and fuel systems.
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Message 1387150 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 12:39:36 UTC

"Soyuz" refers to the complete vehicle, launcher and capsule. It is a completely different rocket (designed by the same people and built in the same factory) so there is nothing to worry about.....
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Message 1387157 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 13:06:44 UTC - in response to Message 1387150.

I thought as in the name of the old Soviet Union it meant
just that, union. Like in CCCP “Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics.”

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