Kazakhstan blocked a planned Russian satellite launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on its territory July 8 in the wake of the July 5 Proton launch failure, but the Russian military was able to launch a communications satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. Kazakh authorities continued the suspension of all launch activity at Baikonur imposed when the Proton showered debris on populated areas of the former Soviet republic, forcing delay of a Zenit launch with a ...


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