European space officials want to see a change in attitude from their Russian space partners after a pair of mission mishaps involving converted ballistic missiles raised questions about the reliability of some of the partners. On Oct. 8, a Rockot booster derived from the SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missile failed to orbit the European Space Agency's CryoSat Earth observation satellite, due to a missing command in the launch sequence. The anomaly caused the main engine to continue to ...


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