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Russia aborts heavy-lift rocket launch second day in a row

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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Russia's second attempt to test-launch a new heavy-lift rocket from its Far Eastern space complex was aborted on Wednesday. The launch of the Angara-A5 rocket from the Vostochny spaceport was canceled about two minutes before its planned time of 0900 GMT. State news agency RIA-Novosti said the cause was failure of the pressurization system of the oxidizer tank of the central block of the rocket. National space agency Roscosmos said another launch attempt will be postponed for at least one day. CHINA, RUSSIA FLOAT IDEA FOR NUCLEAR POWER ON THE...

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