Russian Soyuz rocket launch aborted seconds before launch

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A launch of a Russian Earth resource satellite was aborted today at T -0.

The information at the link suggests they will be able to try again when the launch window opens again tomorrow. This kind of launch abort is a rare thing for the Russians. Usually they scrub much earlier, or launch.

Update: As expected they successfully launched today, Sunday, with no problems.


  • Alexey

    They successfully launch March 13, 21:56 Moscow time.

  • Wayne


    Where can I find video of the launch?

  • wayne

    Read the article at russianspaceweb— could someone enlighten me as to them having only a “10-second launch window.?”

    If the answer is “orbital mechanics,” I can dig that. (can’t handle the Math myself, but I get the concept.)

    This stuff continues to AMAZE ME, to no end! (Starting to get a grip on how little-I-really-know.)

    So– can I safely assume the following, as a generalized statement on launching:
    “Depending on where you want to wind up in orbit, dictates where you have-to, launch from.”
    (given you have limitations in the initial thrust of your rocket & the weight of the payload.)

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