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A Russian Soyuz 2.1A rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Uglegorsk, about 200 kms from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has formally reprimanded the head of Russia's space agency and a deputy prime minister over an abortive space rocket launch on Wednesday from a new spaceport, Russian agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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