[FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?

Satcom john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Dec 23 09:01:40 EST 2011

Here is the launch report from yesterday , but nothing further re the 
other than the links Bart has provided.

Do we know what orbit it has been left in ?


----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Bart Hendrickx" <bhen at telenet.be>
To: <FPSPACE at friends-partners.org>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 1:10 PM
Subject: [FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?

> According to a post on the Novosti kosmonavtiki forum today's launch of a
> Meridian communications satellite with a Soyuz-2 1B rocket from Plesetsk 
> has
> ended in failure. The third stage reportedly failed to separate from the
> core stage.
> <http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12118&start=30>
> http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12118&start=30
> If confirmed, this failure could impact the upcoming launch of six
> Globalstar launches from Baikonur on 28 December. It would probably also
> have caused a delay of the Soyuz TMA-03M launch had it occurred prior to
> that. Although the three launches involve three different types of Soyuz
> rockets (Soyuz-FG for Soyuz, Soyuz -2 1B for Meridian and Soyuz-2 1A for
> Globalstar), the core stage/3rd stage separation is probably identical.
> Bart Hendrickx


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