The head of the Russian space center that built the upper stage that failed on two recent Proton launches has been fired.


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The head of the Russian space center that built the upper stage that failed on two recent Proton launches has been fired.

Putin’s action here suggests the Russians are taking these problems seriously. especially with the looming competition from SpaceX. At the same time, the boss doesn’t actually build anything, and firing him won’t fix anything if there aren’t also changes on the factory floor.

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