Proton failed?

Igor Lissov (
Mon, 5 Jul 1999 20:57:16 +0400


It seems that today's Russian Proton launch failed. A preliminary
report is that at T+260 sec telemetry dropped for a second,
and since T+400 sec disappeared. 
Proton was launched at 1332 UTC with new upper stage 
Breeze and military comsat Raduga. The failure occured well
before Breeze would start. There's a chance that only TM failed, 
not rocket itself, but it doesn't seem real.

Igor Lissov
Novosti Kosmonavtiki