Despite the fact that the second in the history of the new Russian cosmodrome “East” the launch, which took place this morning was successful, the output of a remote sensing satellite meteor-M into orbit never happened. About this incident reports the press service of Roscosmos.
As they say in office space, the connection with the device “failed to install due to the lack of it on the target orbit”.
Roscosmos added that “info analyzed.”
Meanwhile, the sources told Interfax that the satellite does not communicate, because probably is on the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. The cause of PE to the source Agency in the industry called the human factor: according to preliminary data, there was an error in the flight mission of the carrier rocket and the upper stage “Fregat”, which unit together with the satellite entered the atmosphere and fell into the ocean.
In addition to the main satellite the rocket was put into orbit 18 mini-satellites.
The first launch from the cosmodrome “East” held in April 2016. Then the launch was not the first time, because initially, the automation failed.
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