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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 297310, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/297310
Research Article

Relationship of Worldwide Rocket Launch Crashes with Geophysical Parameters

1Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Gruzinskaya Street 10-1, Moscow 123995, Russia
2Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Ringlaan 3 Avenue Circulaire, Brussels 1180, Belgium
3Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya Street 84/32, Moscow 117997, Russia

Received 7 November 2012; Revised 14 February 2013; Accepted 8 April 2013

Academic Editor: Umberta Tinivella

Copyright © 2013 N. Romanova et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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