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Russia to decommission Rokot launcher. According to Russian sources, the Rokot vehicle will make two final launches in 2019 and then be decommissioned, Spacewatch reports. The Rokot vehicle, with a capacity of 2 tons to LEO, has made 29 successful launches since its first flight in 1990.