Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Russian Rocket Failure Dooms Two Satellites

A Russian Breeze-M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan failed to reach its intended orbit, leading to the loss of two communications satellites: Telkom Indonesia's Telkom-3 satellite and a smaller satellite for the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).

Roscosmos cited a premature shutdown in the rocket's cruise propulsion system. An investigation is underway.

Telkom Indonesia confirmed that its satellite was fully insured. The Telkom-3 satellite was fully insured. 
http://www.roscosmos.ru 07-Aug-12

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