Russian scientists find defect in new heavy lift space rocket engine

FILE PHOTO - The Proton-M booster blasts off with the Spanish Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 communication satellite at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Scientists have discovered a defect in the engines of Russia’s new flagship heavy lift space rocket that could destroy it in flight, an apparent setback to a project President Vladimir Putin has said is vital for national security. The Angara A5, which was test-launched in 2014, is being developed to replace the […]

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