Here's a video.http://twitpic.com/d0c2gf?utm_content=buffer58887&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer
An RD-253 failure would be most shocking.....
There is a short lateral deviation some two seconds after leaving the launch pad.
This is a better version....showing live by one of the largest Russian TV news channel!I smell something stirring up at the Kremlin.....
Based on the huts visible in the last frames of the webcast, can anyone hazard a guess as to where it might have fallen?I'm checking Anik's reference for pad 81/24 but I'm not getting oriented yet: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=46%C2%B0+4%2715.38%22N,+62%C2%B059%275.11%22E&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=46.070939,62.984753&spn=0.003528,0.01075&t=k&om=0
Quote from: Galactic Penguin SST on 07/02/2013 03:16 amThis is a better version....showing live by one of the largest Russian TV news channel!I smell something stirring up at the Kremlin..... Anyone want to have a go at translating?Really doesn't seem to be far from the pad.Didn't realise she was spinning too.
Looks like no causalities.... but the rocket apparently fell near area 200 (the other Proton launch pad usually used for ILS launches)!Source: http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php/topic,18118.msg2476731.html#msg2476731
also could be 3 engines die?
The LV executes a roll maneuver beginning at T+10 s to align the flight azimuth to the desired direction