RUSSIA Fifty years after putting Yuri Gagarin in orbit, the country's rocket industry is under fire. Facing harsh criticism for a delayed Soyuz launch to the International Space Station - meant to mark the Gagarin journey - and the failed launch last year of three GLONASS navigation satellites, Roscosmos boss Anatoly Perminov says: "Measures to ensure the implementation of the state arms procurement programme for 2011-2012 have been inefficient."

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Source: Flight International