[FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?

Satcom john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Dec 23 09:07:16 EST 2011


aplogies , the link I provided is incorrect

No further info

John

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> Here is the launch report from yesterday , but nothing further re the 
> failure
> other than the links Bart has provided.
> http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110505/163862104.html
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> Do we know what orbit it has been left in ?
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> John
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> 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?
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>> 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.
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>> <http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12118&start=30>
>> http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12118&start=30
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>> 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.
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>> Bart Hendrickx
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