ILS: July 2013 Archives

The Proton Launch System carrying the Russian Federal GLONASS mission on July 2, 2013 from Launch Pad 24 failed, resulting in the integrated launch vehicle falling back to earth a short distance from the launch pad.

On 2 July 2013, a Proton rocket carrying 3 GLONASS navigation satellites suffered a major malfunction shortly after launch and crashed near its launch pad at Baikonur.