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Russian satellites fall into Pacific

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Russian satellites fall into Pacific


www.news.com.au

RUSSIAN news reports say a rocket and its payload of three communications satellites has fallen into the Pacific Ocean after failing to reach orbit, the latest setback to that country's attempts to develop a system to rival the US Global Positioning System.

The state news agency RIA Novosti cited an unidentified aerospace industry source as saying the rocket and satellites went into the sea yesterday about 1,500km northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Similar reports on other agencies also were based on an unidentified source, and it was not clear if all were the same person.

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael de Nyse in Hawaii said on Sunday his agency knew about the fallen satellites but was not responding to the scene. He did not know whether the US military or any other agencies were devoting resources. Messages left with the US Pacific Command were not returned, and the Pentagon referred questions to Russian authorities


This is my favourite part, why no resources or any thing is being done about this or a recovery if possible? Could be because its potential space junk im guessing.

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:41 PM
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Sometimes it seems like they're never going to get GLONASS fully operational on a global scale.

Russian media are reporting on this also, Glonass Satellites Crash Into Pacific, giving the impression that these satellites aren't really so important.



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