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Re: From AP es RE: 435.327



Maybe the booster didn't fire and it's stuck in the same orbit as the other
7... the ID of RS-25 on the 435.325 signal is most interesting

Roger
WA1KAT

It's only Mozhayets-5 that the article says didn't make its orbit.
Possibly it had a booster on board to get it to a different altitude?




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher@hrblock.com>
To: "Graham Shirville" <g.shirville@btinternet.com>; "Les Alverson"
<kd4sfd@bellsouth.net>; "Amsat-Bb (amsat-bb)" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 5:51 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] From AP


> Graham, the article DOES say "The rocket also carried seven smaller
> foreign satellites that successfully entered their designated orbits."
>
> It's only Mozhayets-5 that the article says didn't make its orbit.
> Possibly it had a booster on board to get it to a different altitude?
> Or maybe it had a failure in the transmitter?
>
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Graham Shirville
> Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:25 PM
> To: Les Alverson; Amsat-Bb (amsat-bb)
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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.
> >
> > The Dyspeptic Blogger
> > http://kd4sfd.blogspot.com
> >
> > Cogito Eto Errata
> > I think, therefore I erred
> >
> >
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