Launch a Failure ‘The Russian Glonass Navigational Satellite’

Posted by Abdullah Mahmood on 11:41 PM with 1 comment

The failure of the Russian Proton launch on 5th Dec which instead headed straight into the Pacific Ocean was caused due to programming error according to sources. It carried the new additions of Russians Glonass-M navigation satellite constellation and this occurred exactly after 86 seconds of its launch. The launch failure has set back the sovereignty of the Russians and this can delay their sovereignty in satellite navigation.

According to official sources that are connected with this program it is believed that there were programming errors in the Proton rocket that started of sending the rocket to quiet a high and faulty trajectory. The rocket launch failed to reach the correct orbit on Sunday after being launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. These satellites crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The failure of this launch was a real set back for the Russians as they were eager to launch a satellite system in space to rival the US GPS system.

The Russians optimistic nature is the reason that they are prepared to work up and launch a better navigations system in about 2012.The Russians were eager to compete with the GPS system and launch a better and more efficient system through their satellite. And they had also started planning ahead and building this technology in the new cars that are being made in the country.

These rockets were unmanned and thus there were no human looses to account for but they sure must have left a lot of garbage in space and increased global pollution. The Russian president has ordered an investigation as to what was the reason of the failure of the launch and to name the people who were responsible for it. The failure of the Russian Glonass system has brought a lot of unpleasant surprises as further plans need to  be corrected as they all are connected and have a bearing with each other. Plus the failure of the launch has also ruined the official festivities that were planned to celebrate its success.

Though the financial losses are yet to be calculated but according to reliable sources the cost of one satellite is estimated to have been about five million rubbles. The explosion of the Russian satellites also seemed to light up the Norwegians skies and baffle the locals into thinking that there was some alien activity when they saw the massive white spiral with a blue light trailing the night sky. Let’s wait and watch the clever Russians at work.

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