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Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 00:51

Russian space agency Roscosmos says it has failed to make contact with a satellite launched earlier on Tuesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday (November 28) it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite. The Meteor-M was launched earlier on Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome in the Far East. Roscosmos said the satellite had not reached its designated orbit, and that it could not make contact with it. Roscosmos experts were analyzing the situation, it said in a statement. Along with the Meteor-M, 18 smaller satellites were launched from Vostochny at 0841 Moscow time (0341 a.m. GMT), Roscosmos said. It said it would take more than five hours to place them to their designated orbits. These satellites belong to scientific, research and commercial companies from Russia, Norway, Sweden, the United States, Japan, Canada and Germany, Roscosmos said.

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Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 00:51