Re: Cosmos 1 failed indeed

From: Rodney Austin (rodcomet@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 08:13:48 EDT

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    It would appear from news reports that Molnya-m has also crashed.
    Rodney Austin
    
    On 6/22/05, Marco Langbroek <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl> wrote:
    > 
    > It failed indeed, so it now appears:
    > 
    > http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050622/ap_on_sc/solar_sail
    > 
    > 
    > Russia: Solar Sail Suffered Engine Failure
    > 
    > 20 minutes ago
    > 
    > MOSCOW - The Russian space agency on Wednesday said the attempt to launch a
    > 
    > solar sail space vehicle was not successful because the booster rocket's
    > engine 
    > failed soon after it blasted into space.
    > 
    > The booster failed 83 seconds after its launch from a Russian nuclear
    > submarine 
    > in the Barents Sea, the space agency said.
    > 
    > Its spokesman, Vyacheslav Davidenko, said that "the booster's failure means
    > that 
    > the solar sail vehicle was lost."
    > 
    > 
    > - Marco
    > 
    > 
    > 
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