Jun 03 2015

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Proton-M has fault in design

Faulty Engine Caused Proton-M Failure; Next Launch Announcement Soon. They’ve had seven failures in the past five years and they’re just figuring this out now?

Design flaws in the rotor of the third stage engine caused the failure of a recent Proton-M mission, according to the results of the investigation into the incident, Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Friday.

Heads may literally roll at Roscosmos before long.

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