Russia’s radio satellite crash
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”.