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Apstar 6 partially loses power

May 31st, 2018 by

On 27 May, Apstar 6 suffered a partial power loss owing to a anomaly of the satellite’s south solar array.

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Angosat-1 declared total loss

April 23rd, 2018 by

Roskosmos said that Angola’s first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, was inoperative and Russia would build another one for launch in 2020.

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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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