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A Russian resupply rocket launched Thursday morning from Kazakhstan. The flight initially went as planned, but the rocket broke up in the atmosphere about six minutes after it took off. NASA TV hide caption

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An artist's depiction of the new GOES-R satellite. Lockheed Martin/Flickr hide caption

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New Satellite Provides Weather Forecasts For The Final Frontier

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People watch a news report at a railway station in Seoul on Feb. 3. North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday local time, defying international criticism. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Proton-M rocket shown in 2013. The same type of rocket malfunctioned in mid-flight on Saturday and crashed over Siberia carrying a Mexican communications satellite. PHOTO ITAR-TASS/ITAR-TASS/Landov hide caption

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