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ILS Update on Proton Failure

Update on Russian Federal Proton Glonass Mission Failure, ILS “Personnel: Our number one priority at ILS is safety, and we are pleased to report that all personnel associated with the Astra 2E campaign were a safe distance away at the ILS safety area, and are all safe. Additionally, we have been told that there were no injuries or casualties to Russian or Kazakh personnel. Launch Pad facilities: The impact area […]

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  • July 9, 2013
Heads Roll After GLONASS Launch Failure (Update)

Russian space officials fired over satellite crash, Reuters “The GLONASS satellites, intended for Russia’s rival to the American GPS system, a project dear to the Kremlin, were lost because the Proton M rocket carrying them into orbit was loaded with too much fuel, a investigating commission found.” Russia’s first GLONASS phone an ‘iPhone 4 competitor,’ except not really (video), Engadget “As the story goes, Russia-based AFK Sistema’s subsidiary Sitronics (along […]

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  • December 31, 2010