The Russians have delayed the first launch of a new Soyuz rocket for at least a week.


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The competition heats up: The Russians have delayed the first launch of a new Soyuz rocket for at least a week.

No reason for the delay was announced. The rocket is an entirely new design, with an upper stage expected to cost less to make.

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  • mpthompson

    From the photos, it looks strange to see a Soyuz without the distinctive conical boosters on the side. Of course, the modern Atlas looks nothing like the original ICBMs or those from the Mercury program.

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