[time-nuts] Glonass Payload lost... (Rob Kimberley)

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Tue Jul 2 14:10:34 EDT 2013


Actually it's a US-Russian private enterprise (ILS) which is driving the 
modernization (read cost-cuttings) of the Proton-M... as they have the 
exclusive commercial launch rights. Failures started to add up since 2007.
Guantanamo would be more fitting today.


On 7/2/2013 7:26 PM, brent evers wrote:
> No kidding.  Talk about embarrassing.  I guess in the good old days, that
> project manager would be packing his teacup to go spilt rocks in siberia
> for the rest of his life, if he got off that lucky.
>
> Brent
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Dan Kemppainen<dan at irtelemetrics.com>wrote:
>
>> Note to self, Not getting on any Russian made rockets any time soon.
>> At least the rockets were unmanned, and hopefully no one on the ground
>> was hurt!
>>
>> Sounds like this isn't the first time this happened, and it isn't the
>> first time they lost three Glonass birds. Wonder how much money was lost
>> in just the 6 satellites blown up thus far. It may be a while before I
>> start looking for any glonass receiver hardware.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
>> On 7/2/2013 10:27 AM, time-nuts-request at febo.com wrote:
>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23140665
>>>
>>> Rob
>>
>>
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