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Russian rocket explodes and crashes in failed launch
fox ^ | Published July 02, 2013 / | By Tariq Malik /

Posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin

A Russian rocket exploded in a massive fireball late Monday, destroying three navigation satellites after a failed launch that appeared to veer out of control shortly after liftoff and crash back to Earth.

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Russia's Proton rockets have suffered five major launch failures since December 2010. The most recent failure was in December 2012, when a Proton rocket launched a telecommunications satellite into the wrong orbit.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: launchfailure; rocketcrash; russiarocket; russiasatellite; satellites

1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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video at link


2 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Well it is almost the 4th of July


3 posted on 07/02/2013 7:53:06 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

Billy-Bob Klintoon & Loral Co; pick-up the red communist phone. It’s Vlad...


4 posted on 07/02/2013 7:56:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: BenLurkin

“It fall down, go BOOM!”

:)


5 posted on 07/02/2013 8:13:48 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: BenLurkin

Oopski!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 8:15:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: BenLurkin
Somebody has to post the obvious.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 8:19:20 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: BenLurkin

“So Vlad, still think it was a good idea to give political asylum to Snowden???”

The NSA/CIA has a long reach.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 9:22:01 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: BenLurkin

Looked like one of the SRM strap-ons puked.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I was thinking when I looked closely at the video, that one of the rocket gimbals puked (You can see the brown stuff in the plume) and let the nozzle slew hard over and stick, which caused the rocket to start spinning, which lead to it being unable to compensate, which lead to gimbal lock, which led to....

...Well, Boom.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 10:20:27 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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