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Russia Blames Ukraine-Built Rocket For Crash


http://gdb.rferl.org/E3399038-5DC2-4D68-9BEF-1CEC32ACB35B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/E3399038-5DC2-4D68-9BEF-1CEC32ACB35B_mw800_mh600.jpg A the nose cone of a Dnepr booster rocket (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) July 30, 2006 -- Russia's space agency today blamed the crash of a rocket carrying one Russian and 17 foreign satellites on a malfunction of the Ukrainian-built booster rocket.


The Dnepr rocket, named after a river crossing Ukraine, failed on July 27, shortly after takeoff, and was later found some 150 kilometers from the launch site at Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


(AFP)

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