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Early Launch Seen as Likely Cause of Proton-M Failure

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Early Launch Seen as Likely Cause of Proton-M Failure
02:18 05/07/2013
Tags: Proton-M

MOSCOW, July 4 (RIA Novosti) - Early launch is seen among the most probable causes of the recent Proton-M rocket failure and the loss of three satellites, a Russian space industry source familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.

The source, who requested anonymity, said a special commission continues to investigate the failure and several versions are being considered.

“One of them [versions] is that, for yet unknown reasons, an early start took place and resulted in the failure. The control system treated it [the early start] as an emergency situation… and started to divert the rocket away from the launch pad, to a safer distance, just the way it was programmed. This version now prevails,” the source said, adding that other versions are also being carefully studied.

He said specialists are now working to decipher telemetry data, and it might take days to be completed.

The Proton-M rocket was carrying three Glonass navigation satellites when it exploded shortly after launch early on Tuesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. The accident is the second unsuccessful launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying satellites for Russia's flagship Glonass positioning system in the last three years.

 

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  • LocoIvanWhat a shame, we WILL NOT be ‘ASSIMILATED’…
    18:46, 05/07/2013
    YET after all.

    ‘Early launch is seen among the most probable causes of the recent Proton-M rocket failure and the loss of three satellites, a Russian space industry source familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.’

    Oh boy, you had me worried!

    I was like, for sure convinced, that the ‘BORG’ hijacked the EVIL Americans HAARP technology, and like, for Reals, used the earth’s atmosphere to send electromagnetic pulses via nanoprobes all the way to the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, in which, to disrupt/sabotage the 30 year advanced technology that these Russians use in their high tech rockets, fur sure dude.

    ‘The source, who requested anonymity, said a special commission continues to investigate the failure and several versions are being considered.’

    Ohh, wait these clever Russians still have ‘several versions’ they need to consider before a final result is formulated.

    Alas, there is still motivation yet for the pursuit of an unemotional, mechanical perfection of the BORG hive mind linked by subspace radio.

    I cannot wait! LOL
  • zoomanager2 fail?
    02:54, 08/07/2013
    If they didn´t checked by now, FSB should do it fast. This things simply don´t happen by chance. Second crash with glonass satelits!?

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