SATEL­LITE GOES AWOL

First News - - Science News -

THIS is the moment the Soyuz-2.1b rocket, car­ry­ing Rus­sia’s Me­teor-M 2-1 weather satel­lite and other equip­ment, lifted off from east­ern Rus­sia.

Sadly, the weather satel­lite failed to en­ter orbit and con­tact was lost just hours af­ter lift-off from the new Vos­tochny space­port, which had only hosted one launch be­fore.

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