Russia has decided to delay the rest of its military launches this year, pending a full review of the upper stage problems of the Proton rocket.


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Russia has decided to delay the rest of its military launches this year, pending a full review of the upper stage problems of the Proton rocket.

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  • Joe

    No offense intended, but I suspect this not “looming competition from SpaceX” is the reason for the firing of the “head of the Russian space center that built the upper stage that failed on two recent Proton launches”.

  • No offense taken. Actually, I think you are right and I overstated the situation. Nonetheless, I do believe that the competition for the launch market surely plays a part in this action. The Russians want that business, and their market share is threatened by these failures as well as the competition from SpaceX.

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