Proton launch success; Search for GSLV failure culprit

A Russian Proton was successfully launched on Sunday just a few weeks after a Proton launch failure, which was determined to be due to excessive fuel loaded into the upper state: /– Proton Mission Report | European communications satellite rides Proton to orbit – Spaceflight Now /– Proton-M launches with KA-SAT for speedy return to flight – NASASpaceFlight.com === Speculation continues over the fundamental cause of the Indian GSLV failure on Saturday, including the possibility of excessive payload weight (links via spacetoday.net): /– Heavier payload caused Indian rocket’s failure: Expert /– ISRO scanning data for GSLV flop – Deccan Herald /– Isro checks rocket failure data: Experts believe communication wire snapped immediately after lift-off – The Telegraph

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