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DOH! Proton M launch failure

Posted by: JamesG - Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:38 pm
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Post DOH! Proton M launch failure   Posted on: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:38 pm
When things go wrong. Hasn't been a good couple of years for the Russian launch business.

http://www.youtube.com/v/EJ5__1PPgNQ?hl=en_US&version=3


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Post Re: DOH! Proton M launch failure   Posted on: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:25 pm
I'm just miffed that they didn't warn me. Rockets don't blow up so often any more these days, and this really would have been an awesome scenario for a launch poll ;-). Oh well, still good video so plenty of entertainment value.

Indeed Russian rockets have had QA issues recently. I wonder how many people are going to lose their jobs in the move from Baikonur to Vostochny. Maybe they just don't care so much any more? Or it could be plain old corruption. Or bad processes, or bad luck. Anyway, we still have Ariane 5, Delta IV Heavy and Atlas 5 in that payload capacity class, so there are other options for people who don't like Proton any more. Let the market sort it out :-).

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Post Re: DOH! Proton M launch failure   Posted on: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:49 pm
Just as long as they keep Soyuz launcher quality up. :?


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