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Proton Rocket to Stay in Demand


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Proton Rocket to Stay in Demand Despite Accidents – Expert


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, July 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Proton-M heavy carrier rocket will remain a key space launch vehicle despite its rather poor safety record, a prominent Russian space scientist said Wednesday.

“I think the Proton will keep its clients and maintain its niche because the [commercial] space launch market has a shortage of launch vehicles of this class,” Alexander Zheleznyakov, from the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, said during a news conference at RIA Novosti.
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