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Russian rocket crashes after lift-off

RUSSIA — A unmanned Russian rocket launch failed to make orbit.  About $250 million worth of equipment was lost in the launch. But some say it's a small price to pay for failure.

Just seconds after launch, the rocket veered off course and then exploded into a fireball.

The proton-m rocket was carrying three satellites for Russia's global navigation satellite system.

In 2010, a Russian rocket carrying three satellites crashed in the Pacific Ocean.

 

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