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RUSSIAN SATELLITE LOST AFTER BEING SET TO LAUNCH FROM WRONG SPACEPORT

RUSSIAN SATELLITE LOST AFTER BEING SET TO LAUNCH FROM WRONG SPACEPORT Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the loss of a 2.6bn-rouble ($45m) satellite launched last month was due to an embarrassing programming error. Russian space agency Roscosmos said last month it had lost contact with the newly launched weather satellite – the Meteor-M – after it blasted off from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome in the country’s far east.   More



(Source: The Guardian - Dec 28)

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