Molniya-M launch aborted

VideoCosmos (
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 18:19:10 +0300 (MSK)


Molniya-M launch with a Kosmos satellite scheduled
for Jan.10 at 18:06 DMV = 15:06 UTC from Plesetsk was aborted 
16 seconds before lift-off due to an unspecified problem.

After the abort, fuel components were offloaded successfully
and the vehicle returned to the assembly and test building.
At least 7-10 days will be needed to prepare for another

Igor Lissov