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Russia Delays New Rocket

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Russia Delays New Soyuz 2.1V Rocket Launch


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) – The first launch of Russia's new Soyuz-2.1V lightweight carrier rocket, scheduled for early 2013, is now likely to be delayed until the second half of 2013, its maker Progress said on Thursday.

“The first launch of the Soyuz-2.1V rocket has been preliminarily scheduled for the second half of this year,” Progress design bureau's general director Alexander Kirilin said, without specifying the reasons for the delay.

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