[FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?

Bart Hendrickx bhen at telenet.be
Fri Dec 23 09:24:25 EST 2011

This is a report on the previous Meridian launch in May, which was
successful. Liftoff took place today at 16.08 Moscow time (12.08 UTC).
Several Russian news agencies are confirming the failure now.

Bart Hendrickx

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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 ?


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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?

> 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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