This was the fourth failure of 14 rocket launches of a geostationary platform since 2001.
Soyuz rocket launch, which was postponed for a day due to a surge in voltage, will carry satellites from more than half a dozen Asian, Arab and European countries, as well as Canada and Brazil.
Falcon 9 rocket cargo includes 133 commercial and government spacecraft as well as 10 SpaceX satellites deployed under a "rideshare" programme.
Russia launches its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after technical problems emerged.
Putin tells Russian space officials to raise their game after Russia calls off rocket launch due to technical problems.
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