Russia blames Ukraine-built rocket for crash

11:06, 31 July 2006
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The rocket failed shortly after takeoff

Russia`s space agency today blamed the crash of a rocket carrying one Russian and 17 foreign satellites on a malfunction of the Ukrainian-built booster rocket, according to AFP.

The Dnepr rocket, named after a river crossing Ukraine, failed on July 27, shortly after takeoff, and was later found some 150 kilometers from the launch site at Russia`s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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