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Russkian satellite fails to reach orbit

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Old October 28th 05, 08:19 PM
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Default Russkian satellite fails to reach orbit

AP is reporting that a Russian satellite went missing after launch;
other satellites on the same launcher doing okay:

The Mozhayets-5 satellite, intended for optical experiments, was
launched Thursday by the Kosmos-3M booster rocket from the northern
Plesetsk cosmodrome. Space officials have lost contact with the
satellite, which failed to enter its planned orbit, the ITAR-Tass,
Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies reported.

see http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1258609 for


Old October 28th 05, 08:26 PM
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Mosnews has the other satellites listed at

The booster was launched from the Plesetsk space center. The rocket
also carried the Iranian Sina-1, China's DMC, Norway's NCube-2, the
European Space Agency's SSYTI Express, the UK's TopSat, Germany's
UWE-1, and Japan's XI-V.



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