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Russian Proton-M Crashes, Loses Another Payload

May 16, 2014By

In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket went awry, sending the satellites crashing into the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan instead of aloft into space. Before that, in 2010, three other GLONASS satellites ended up in the Pacific Ocean aboard a Proton-M rocket. This week, on  May 15, another Proton-M satellite crashed, this time with... read more

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Russia to Launch Two GLONASS Satellites After Proton Disaster

July 17, 2013By

Ria Novosti reports that Russia will launch two GLONASS navigation satellites later this year to make up for the loss of three satellites in the recent Proton rocket explosion after launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, according to a senior space industry official. “We are planning to launch two satellites from the Plesetsk space center [in northern Russia]... read more

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Russian Rocket Crashes, Three GLONASS Satellites Lost

July 2, 2013By
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A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three GLONASS navigation satellites crashed soon after liftoff today from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome, reports rt.com (Russia Today). About 10 seconds after takeoff at 02:38 UTC, the rocket swerved, began to correct, but then veered in the opposite direction. It then flew horizontally and started to come apart with its engines in full thrust. Making an... read more

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Locata Positioning to Underpin Crash Avoidance Research

April 16, 2013By
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Locata Corporation announced today that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) plans to install a Locata network as the core positioning technology in a $30 million upgrade soon to be underway at its Vehicle Research Center near Washington, D.C. A LocataNet will provide the vitally important high-precision positioning required by the VRC to perform rigorous, consistent and repeatable scientific... read more

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GLONASS Launch Failed, Three Satellites Crash into Pacific Ocean

December 6, 2010By

The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that the December 5 launch of three GLONASS satellites ended in failure when the Proton rocket's Block DM upper stage and its three payloads crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 1,500 kilometers, or 932 miles, northwest of Honolulu, according to reports. Although an investigation will look into the exact cause of the failure, early unconfirmed reports indicate a software error. read more

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