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A Proton-M rocket, carrying the Yamal-402 communications satellite,... News PhotoBaikonur,Carrying,Communication,Exploding,Horizontal,Kazakhstan,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space Mission,SpaceportPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Proton-M rocket, carrying the Yamal-402 communications satellite, blasts off alaunch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on December 8, 2012. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed on the target orbit the communications satellite, the Russian media reported . AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)