[talk-au] Russia just lost 3 nav sats...

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 23:43:26 GMT 2010

Three Russian satellites have crashed into the Pacific Ocean after a
failed launch at the weekend, in a setback to a Kremlin project
designed as a rival to the widely-used US GPS navigation technology.

Russian news agencies say the satellites veered off course and crashed
near Hawaii after blasting off from Russia's Baikonur space centre in
Kazakhstan on Sunday.

The satellites were the last of a batch of 24 at the heart of Russia's
GLONASS (Global Navigation System), its answer to the US Global
Positioning System (GPS).


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