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Unprecedented combination of parameters doomed Soyuz-2.1b launch

December 12th, 2017 by

The Roskosmos Commission set up to investigate the launch failure of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with Fregat upper stage and carrying Meteor-M and piggyback satellites, which was executed from the Vostochny Spaceport on 28 November 2017, has completed its work.

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19 satellites feared lost in botched Soyuz launch

November 28th, 2017 by

A Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage that lifted off from the Vostochny cosmodrome apparently failed to deliver its payload, the Meteor-M No.2-1 polar-orbiting weather satellite and 18 small satellites, into orbit.

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DMSP FR-19 tumbling, losing power

October 9th, 2017 by

The U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 ceased transmitting weather data after nearly three and a half years of operational service.

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PSLV fails to deploy IRNSS-1H

August 31st, 2017 by

The launch of India’s latest navigation satellite onboard its polar rocket failed following a technical glitch. The rocket’s payload fairing failed to separate, meaning the satellite was trapped inside it and could not be deployed.

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Telkom-1 experiences outage

August 29th, 2017 by

Thousands of ATMs and electronic card payment machines in Indonesia went offline after an outage from PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia’s Telkom-1 satellite.

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Rocket Lab completes post-flight analysis

August 7th, 2017 by

Rocket Lab, an American-New Zealand aerospace company, said it has completed an internal review of data from its 25 May test flight of its Electron rocket. The review found the launch had to be terminated due to an independent contractor’s ground equipment issue, rather than an issue with the rocket.

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