Rus­sia’s ra­dio satel­lite crash

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

RUS­SIA’S only space ra­dio satel­lite has crashed, of­fi­cial re­ports claimed.

The Spektr-r, launched into space eight years ago, is no longer re­ceiv­ing com­mands due to a break­down in the com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems.

It can still trans­mit data to the con­trol cen­tre, in­di­cat­ing the ma­chine could yet be fixed, ac­cord­ing to pro­ject chief Yuri Ko­valev.

Mr Ko­valev con­firmed the link had been lost on Fri­day but said that “there is still hope”.

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