spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Fregat failure causes loss of 19 satellites on a Soyuz rocket
Posted: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
Soyuz launch from Vostochny, November 2017 (Roscosmos) Nineteen satellites launched on a Soyuz rocket Tuesday were lost due to a problem with a Soyuz rocket's upper stage. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome at 12:41 a.m. Eastern Tuesday carrying the Meteor-M No.2-1 polar-orbiting weather satellite and 18 smallsat secondary payloads. While the launch initially appeared to go according to plan, Roscosmos announced several hours later that it was unable to contact the Meteor-M satellite "due to its absence in the target orbit." The agency later said that the Fregat reentered over the north Atlantic, apparently because of a problem that caused the upper stage to orient itself in the wrong direction. The cause the failure is under investigation.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft to station
Posted: Sun, Nov 18 8:19 AM ET (1319 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress cargo spacecraft to ISS
Posted: Sun, Nov 18 8:18 AM ET (1318 GMT)

SpaceX launches Es'hail-2
Posted: Sun, Nov 18 8:17 AM ET (1317 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 20
Op-ed | Space Force: premature or overdue?
Space News — 6:16 am ET (1116 GMT)
Independent Estimate Puts Space Force Tab at Up to $21.5 Billion
Air Force Magazine — 6:15 am ET (1115 GMT)
Space Force could cost fraction of Air Force estimates
Air Force Times — 6:15 am ET (1115 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list