A Proton-M rocket crashed one minute after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Ecuador`s first satellite avoided a direct collision with the remains of a Russian rocket, but whether the device is still operating remains unclear, the head of the country`s EXA space agency told EFE.
The Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency issued an alert Wednesday about a possible collision of its Pegaso satellite, launched last month, with the wreckage of a Russian rocket.
The second Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched from French Guiana blasted off on Friday carrying six military spy satellites, space officials said.
Television signals caused a Russian cargo rocket to miss its rendezvous with the ISS, NASA said.
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