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Iranian satellite launch fails

January 15th, 2019 by

Iran launched a satellite on 15 January but the spacecraft failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying.

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Russian space telescope still not responding

January 15th, 2019 by

Another attempt to restore control over Russia’s radio telescope Spektr-R has failed, Alexander Bloshenko, adviser on science to the chief of Russia’s state space corporation Roskosmos, was quoted as saying.

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NASA continues efforts to fix Hubble’s WFC-3 instrument

January 14th, 2019 by

NASA said it continues to work toward recovering the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument, which suspended operations on Tuesday, 8 January.

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Cosmic radiation possible cause of Spektr-R failure

January 14th, 2019 by

The Spektr-R space radio telescope’s transmission device failure may have been caused by cosmic radiation accumulated in the spacecraft’s electronics during the past eight years, a source in the Russian space industry was quoted as saying by TASS.

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Maxar reports failure of WorldView-4 imaging satellite

January 7th, 2019 by

Maxar Technologies Inc. reported that its WorldView-4 satellite (formerly known as GeoEye-2) experienced a failure in its control moment gyros (“CMGs”), preventing the satellite from collecting imagery due to the loss of an axis of stability.

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Poor workmanship, lack of quality control caused Soyuz failure

November 1st, 2018 by

Oleg Skorobogatov, the head of the commission that probed the 11 October Soyuz FG accident, said the flight was aborted because part of a sensor that indicates the separation of the stages of the rocket was damaged during assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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