Russian communication satellite crashes shortly after launch

Soyuz-2 carrier rocket © Photo Alexander Morgunov

 

18:30 23/12/2011

MOSCOW, December 23 (RIA Novosti)

A Meridian satellite that on Friday was launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on board a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket crashed near the Siberian city of Tobolskminutes after liftoff , a Defense Ministry source said.

“Early information suggests that the […]