Russian rocket “Proton-M” blown up on start




Russian rocket “Proton-M” blown up on start


It is now known that the Russian rocket “Proton-M”, which was put into orbit three satellites of the GLONASS system, exploded almost immediately after the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Most sources report that the rocket landed in the territory of the cosmodrome at a distance of approximately 1 km from the launch site. Rise lasted less than 1 minute. The rocket was unmanned, so there were no injuries, but the crash is infected with tons of toxic heptyl and amyl from rocket fuel.

According to experts, this fireworks Roscosmos cost of 200 million dollars. This is not the first failure of the Russian carrier rocket. Back in 2007, a rocket with a Japanese communications satellite fell almost immediately after launch from Baikonur.

It should be noted that this also is not the first loss in the GLONASS project. In 2010, three GLONASS satellites fell into the Pacific Ocean. In August last year, the booster failed to orbit two telecommunications satellites.

The development of the space industry from 2012 to 2015 is planned to allocate more than $ 20 billion. In 2015, the Federal Space Agency plans to send a satellite of the new generation of the Moon.

It will not be superfluous to mention that the company SpaceX Elon Musk is currently developing a reusable rocket .
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