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Russia loses $200 million satellites as launch ends in firey failure

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by woj027, Jul 2, 2013.

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    woj027

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    Laxguy

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    In theory, it could be a factor in increasing costs for other rocket payloads, including DIRECTV®'s satellite launches.

    In the mean time, sell your stock in Russian GPS manufacturers and resellers.....
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Just wondering would the GPS in your car in Russia, for instant would it get you from Moscow to Saint Petersburg?
     
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    Laxguy

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    I think a train would be safer. :rotfl:

    From Wikipedia.

    I don't know how GPS in Mother Russia works today, if at all.
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    I was asking on behave of Showden:)
     
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    P Smith

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    They are built own positioning system ("glonass"; so the lost satellites has not delivered for it ), so regular GPS receivers/navigators will works fine over there; just bring your own Magellan/Tomtom/etc device with loaded Western Europe maps.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogUkEpBRNUg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
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    Maybe USA unleashed its "secret" satellite killer weapon on Russia to force Snowden back here to the USA to be castrated. :smoking:
     
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    On the comical side just think if their ICBM's angular velocity sensors were installed the same way. :sure:
     
  11. P Smith

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    I don't think it's right assessment; perhaps it's posted to make quick report because no real research done with a telemetry.
    At least that video shows two unusual movements: a rotation and spinning of the vehicle.
     
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    OK, ILS says the investigation is ongoing, so we'll have to see.
     
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    - I'd say it's time to fire someone.
     
  14. James Long

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    Perhaps they failed at that too. :)
     
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