Indian satellite rocket explodes after lift-off

Bangalore, India (AFP) Dec 25, 2010 An Indian space rocket carrying an advanced communications satellite was destroyed by mission control Saturday following a malfunction after lift-off, officials said. Live television pictures showed the rocket exploding in a plume of smoke and fire moments after taking off from the Sriharikota launch site, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the southern city of Chennai. The Geosynchronou

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