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    The decision on the launch of another Russian Proton rocket carrier will be made in June of this year, the head of the Khrunichev Center said Wednesday.

    OMSK (Sputnik) – On May 16, a Proton-M carrier rocket was to deliver the Mexican MexSat-1 satellite into orbit, but shortly after launching, the rocket lost its telemetry with Earth and later burned up in the atmosphere upon reentry.

    “The localization of the defects of the Proton is currently underway. We will decide on the date [of the next] launch in June and inform Roscosmos,” Andrei Kalinovsky told journalists.

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