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Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch
Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | DMITRI LOVETSKY

Posted on 11/28/2017 8:04:24 PM PST by oxcart

VOSTOCHNY LAUNCH PAD, Russia (AP) -- A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program.

Russia's Roscosmos space agency said it has failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite that was launched atop a Soyuz-2 booster rocket Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny launch pad in the Far East. The agency says it's trying to determine what happened.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epic; fail; irony; russia; satellite
1 posted on 11/28/2017 8:04:24 PM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Sure, a “weather sat”, wonder what actual orbit it is in?

2 posted on 11/28/2017 8:09:14 PM PST by DBrow
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To: oxcart

It’s a good thing the satellites are still in a warehouse someplace

3 posted on 11/28/2017 8:09:50 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: oxcart

SpaceX, when it absolutely, positively has to be there.

4 posted on 11/28/2017 8:10:04 PM PST by Kickass Conservative ( Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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To: oxcart

They need to ask the North Koreans as to how it is done. Hehehehe

5 posted on 11/28/2017 8:37:59 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer
Research Kwangmyongsong-4 (KMS-4), a North Korean Satellite recently launched, along with Two Russian Generals warning the EMP Commission in 2004 that Russia's Super-EMP Warhead technology was "accidentally" transferred to North Korea,
and a man named James Oberg.

Read page 4, paragraphs 4 thru 7, off the report titled:
6 posted on 11/28/2017 9:21:17 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: oxcart

Climate Change?


7 posted on 11/28/2017 9:31:47 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Yosemitest
And we wonder just what the X-37 was doing up there for a year or more?

That stuff is very tightly held, so no way will we peasants know.

8 posted on 11/28/2017 10:02:48 PM PST by doorgunner69 (Seems to happen a lot when they shoot somebody..........)
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To: oxcart
"satellite fails to enter orbit"?

Doesn't that really mean "satellite succeeds in crashing to the earth"?

9 posted on 11/28/2017 10:11:07 PM PST by sargon ("If we were in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, the Left would protest for zombies' rights.")
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To: oxcart

Russia should consult with North Korea. They probably have an answer to the failure since they are rife with failures.

10 posted on 11/28/2017 10:11:48 PM PST by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: doorgunner69
There's a lot we can do, and there's a lot the South Korean Military can do.
But you just don't hear about their capabilities !

I've got 5 short tours in the ROK,
and I'm telling you from a Control Tower Watch Supervisor's perspective,
What about our ASM-135 ASAT missile or other weapon systems we have ?
What about our X-37B ?
We HAVE the capability.
What we've lacked ... is the "WILL" to USE it !
But Trump does NOT have that problem.

Do you think the artillery south of the DMZ that the ROK has, as well as the United States Army has, is just going to sit there and allow Seoul to be destroyed ?
What do you think their FIRST targets will be ?
Our's as well as the ROK's artillery are already 'dialed in' on those North Korean artillery sites, as well as the barracks that house the North Korean soldiers that man those sites.
How many of those north Korean Artillery sites are controlled by electronics (computers) ?

Do you know about CHAMP and its capabilities ?
Do you know about MOP ("Massive Ordnance Penetrator").
What do you think those THREE Carrier Groups are there for ?

Timing, and the planning of the timing of the attack (right down to the very second that each 'tool' is launched) ... is critical.

Nathan Bedford Forrest :
When it comes to North Korea...
And then we'll send in the Republic of (South) Korea's military in to KILL ANYTHING LEFT ALIVE NORTH OF THE DMZ !
11 posted on 11/28/2017 11:17:14 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Kickass Conservative
SpaceX has shown a tremendous amount of winning.

12 posted on 11/29/2017 3:10:48 AM PST by Krosan
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To: Yosemitest

‘’’’FIRST, We take out their satellites. (ASM-135 ASAT missile)’’’’
Do you think there are operational missile of this type left?

13 posted on 11/29/2017 5:07:23 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking
I do.
But even if they are not enough, we have the 'know-how' and the technology to rapidly replace them.
But there's also a good chance that we have an even better missile system on-line that we don't even know about .
Some of my old acquaintances at Eglin AFB,FL that had connections with DARPA have retired, and I don't have as much access to our current weapons systems information, like I use to.
14 posted on 11/30/2017 12:15:53 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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