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They probably don’t have a muslim outreach program. It’s no wonder their rockets crash into the ocean.
Isn’t Obamunism great??
How much was the insurance on the satellite? Did it also have a loss of income clause in which the fees charged by the satellite company that are lost are covered?
What is the financial situation of the company that was to own and own and operate the satellite? Was it funded by the US Government in any respect?
How far in advance of the launch was it paid for? Did the Russians guarantee their product?
What was it to be used for any be whom?
Are the launchers to be responsible?
I would sure like to follow the money trail on this one.
Rockets into space have been around a long time.
What was the defect?
I smell one big rat on this one and it has Mideast chicanery written all over it.
And, if it were my satellite, I'd be right there watching them pick up the pieces from the ocean floor while I watched ;-)
... an Iranian space-monkey wrench was found in the wreckage.
Based on the Boeing 702MP satellite bus, Intelsat 27 was designed to provide fifteen or more years of service to Intelsat customers in North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean region and Europe. The spacecraft had a mass of 6,241 kilograms (13,760 lb), and was equipped with 20 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders for commercial users, as well as 20 UHF transponders for military use. Originally intended for the United States Navy, the UHF payload was to have been leased to the government of Italy following the US Department of Defense withdrawing. The satellite would have been positioned at 55.5° West in geostationary orbit, co-located with Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11.
Yep - never trust the placement of a satellite to a country who has no reason to want it to be placed. We probably paid up front with no guarantees (self-insured via the tax payers).
Ran outta gas?
And this is our only mechanism for reaching the space station! Thanks Obama.
SeaLaunch had another dramatic failure exactly six years ago when a rocket blew up right on the launch rig. It took quite a lot of work and time to fix the damage to the rig and their reputation. This won't help with the reputation part.
Generally there is lots of denials of responsibility and finger-pointing when there is any problem. There will be a thorough investigation of all of the data that will point to some one party (probably Russian). Then they will say that they've fixed the problem and try to get on with planned future launches.
Wonder if they had flight insurance.....
You’re probably right. This Satellite is in someone’s clean bay being dissected as we speak.
P.S. We should rig these Satellites with explosives for this very reason. Try to disassemble and BLAM!!