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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Plans Launch

KIEV -- Ukraine plans to launch its Zenit booster rocket later this summer in a bid to improve confidence in its space technology following a crash last year, a senior security official said Tuesday.

A computer fault caused a Zenit-2 rocket to crash last September, destroying 12 satellites belonging to U.S. company Globalstar worth a total of $180 million and casting a cloud of doubt on the Ukrainian program.