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Russian missile test launch fails

A Russian test launch of an intercontinental missile has failed, resulting in a white light seen over parts of Norway.
The submarine-based Bulava ballistic missile failed when launched from the White Sea, the Defence Ministry's press office told Itar-Tass news agency.

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Rather than signalling the arrival of alien lifeforms or a meteorite in the Norwegian city of Tromso, the spectacular plume of light was produced in the wake of Russia's nuclear-capable Bulava missile.
It was test-fired from a submarine in the White Sea before dawn on Wednesday. It was the 12th test launch of the Bulava and the seventh time the firing has ended in failure, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday.

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Russia admitted on Thursday that its much-touted Bulava intercontinental missile failed another test, after unusual lights were spotted in Norway across the border from the launch site.
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Missil fra en russisk ubåt

Romfartsekspert Erik Tandberg ved Norsk Romsenter sier at det trolig dreier seg om en russisk rakett skutt opp fra Kvitsjøen.
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"The missile was most likely yet another failed test launch of a Bulava missile from the Typhoon submarine Dmitry Donskoy in the White Sea area," the Barents Observer said. A similar phenomenon was spotted a month ago, but without the spectacular spiral.
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Strange 'Norway spiral' likely an out-of-control missile

A huge, glowing whirlpool that appeared in the skies above Norway on Wednesday was most likely a failed Russian missile launch, says a Harvard astrophysicist
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Correction:
A more likely explanation is that the spiral cloud was from an Bulava ICBM launched from a Russian Dmitry Donskoy submarine. It seems that the third stage malfunctioned venting fuel.
Navtek issued a no-fly alert for the White Sea on the 9th December, 2009.


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See Yaogan Weixing 7 Launch

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Chinese rocket launch at 08:42 UT, 9th December, 2009.

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1 36110U 09069A 09343.54298451 -.00000051 00000-0 00000+0 0 23
2 36110 097.8348 123.4694 0025951 306.9864 052.5194 14.76263775 25


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