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Russia halts Proton rocket launches after accident

Image taken on December 5, 2010 shows a Proton-M rocket blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russia is suspending the launches of Proton rockets after an unmanned rocket carrier exploded on takeoff this week, a source on the cosmodromeRussia is suspending the launches of Proton rockets after an unmanned rocket carrier exploded on takeoff this week, a source on the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan said Thursday.