UNMANNED RUSSIAN ROCKET CRASHES AT LIFTOFF
Russian media reports that an unmanned Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed shortly after lift-off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, July 2. There were no reported injuries.
State-run Rossiya-24 television showed footage of the Proton-M booster rockets veering off course seconds after lift-off, rotating and falling apart in the air and crashing in a ball of fire near the launch pad. (Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Steve Gutterman Reuters)