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A Proton-M rocket of the International Launch Services , carrying the... News PhotoBaikonur,Carrying,Exploding,Horizontal,Kazakhstan,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space Mission,SpaceportPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Proton-M rocket of the International Launch Services (ILS), carrying the EchoStar XVI satellite, blasts off from the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome early on November 21, 2010. The Russian Proton vehicle successfully released the EchoStar XVI satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)