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Sea Launch rocket falls into Pacific as engine shuts down

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:23

A Russian rocket carrying a telecom satellite crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after launch Friday, following an emergency shutdown of its first stage motor, Russian space corporation RKK Energia said.

Russia launches US satellite

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 09:53

Russia launched a 5,600-kg US communications satellite Sunday from a seaborne launch platform in the Pacific Ocean, Xinhua reported.