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Russian rocket carrying U.S. satellite plunges
into Pacific Ocean 40 seconds after launch

Daily Mail [UK], by Martin Robinson

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Posted By:PChristopher, 2/1/2013 8:02:43 AM

The launch of a Russian rocket carrying an American communications satellite ended in disaster today after it plunged into the sea 40 seconds after blast-off. Grainy footage of the launch being streamed online was cut shortly after 6.56am GMT when the space-bound vessel got into trouble. The Swiss-based Sea Launch company sent up their Zenit-3SL rocket from the Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean on Friday.

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Uh, Huh....I´ve got 100 bucks American that says the satellite wasn´t even on the rocket. Probably sitting in a Russian lab now. There´ll be little protest, I´m sure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/1/2013 8:04:31 AM     (No. 9151928)

Sorry....Link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271724/BREAKING-NEWS-Russian-rocket-carrying-U-S-satellite-plunges-Pacific-Ocean-shortly-launch.html

It´s Friday; I´m scatter-brained today

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Reply 2 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 2/1/2013 8:17:04 AM     (No. 9151956)

And now with the new ´flexibility´, we entrust our astronauts to hitch a ride with these bozos. ( running out of spit )

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/1/2013 8:21:44 AM     (No. 9151968)

Whose rocket carrying whose satellite?????

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 2/1/2013 8:25:55 AM     (No. 9151977)

Do you think the Russians can say oops with a straight face?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 2/1/2013 10:07:26 AM     (No. 9152196)

The sea launch company only contracts with the Russians for launch; the bird is on their floating platform, and the satellite and associated stuff is mated by the crew and contractor. No hidden satellite here. My brother in law used to run Wallops/Mid Atlantic Space Port in MD and he told me all about this group which is their competition for commercial launches.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toddh, 2/1/2013 11:59:52 AM     (No. 9152514)

A Russian rocket launching from a Swiss platform failed to orbit an American satellite.... This is so begging for a walked-into-a-bar joke but this sat was never going to R-BAR.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jt26, 2/1/2013 12:07:36 PM     (No. 9152530)

How sad is it that the United States is depending on Russia for heavy lift capability?
You can bet if Bushski was president the MSM would be lambasting him for this failure.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/1/2013 8:00:14 PM     (No. 9153199)

Putin´s Russia has rebooted the Cold War.
Why the hell does America entrust its satellite launches to them?

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