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Despite numerous political issues, including opposition from Canadian Inuit officials, Russia’s re-purposed ICBM Rockot today successfully launched a European Earth resource satellite.
The other problems were related to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, since the avionics for the rocket were made by a Ukrainian company.
I must add that this launch puts Russia ahead of SpaceX once again in the race to launch the most in 2017, 16 to 15.