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Re: From AP



Well this just shows that we should not always believe what we read- 
amateurs have been busy detecting signals from SSETI Express -UWE1 and Xi-V 
right as predicted by the prelaunch keps which are still mighty close to the 
actual ones being propagated by spacetrack.

We know more than this guy does - or apparently than AP do...

cheers - more later

Graham - just back in London.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Alverson" <kd4sfd@bellsouth.net>
To: "Amsat-Bb (amsat-bb)" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 1:58 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] From AP


> Reports: Satellite Failed to Reach Orbit 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
>
>
>
> A Russian satellite has failed to reach its designated orbit, news reports
> said Friday in the latest is a series of mishaps that have dented the
> prestige of the country's space program.
>
> The Mozhayets-5 satellite, intended for optical experiments, was launched
> Thursday by the Kosmos-3M booster rocket from the northern Plesetsk
> cosmodrome. Space officials have lost contact with the satellite, which
> failed to enter its planned orbit, the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti
> news agencies reported.
>
> The rocket also carried seven smaller foreign satellites that successfully
> entered their designated orbits.
>
> Officials at Russia's Space Forces that oversaw the launch weren't
> immediately available for comment.
>
> The problems with Mozhayets-5 follow the loss of a high-profile European
> space vehicle earlier this month and other recent failures that have
> tarnished Russia's space program.
>
> The European Space Agency's CryoSat satellite was lost Oct. 8 due to the
> failure of a Russian Rokot booster, dealing a major blow to the ESA, which
> had hoped to conduct a three-year mapping of Earth's polar ice caps and
> provide more reliable data for the study of global warming.
>
> Also this month, scientists failed to recover another experimental space
> vehicle and lost contact with a Russian Earth-monitoring satellite.
>
> Russian space officials also postponed the launch of an ESA probe intended
> to explore Venus from last Wednesday to an unspecified date next month 
> after
> pre-launch checks had revealed a problem with thermal insulation in the
> booster's upper stage.
>
> The Russian Space Agency depends on revenue from commercial launches of
> foreign satellites to complement meager state funding.
>
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> Cogito Eto Errata
> I think, therefore I erred
>
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