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Russian Space Launch Canceled over Technical Problem

RIA Novosti

14:04 19/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 19 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket was taken off the launch pad over a technical fault that could not be fixed promptly, the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday.

The rocket was to orbit a Dutch communication satellite, SES-5, later in the day.

The fault in the steering gear was detected during a check as part of the preparation for the launch.

The launch was postponed until further notice, Roscosmos said.



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