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Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of US OneWeb launch

By Hugolas_Madurez following x   2019 Jan 31, 12:13pm 474 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    

MOSCOW: A defect has been discovered on part of a Russian space rocket that is due to launch next month carrying satellites into orbit for US startup OneWeb, two Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday (Jan 30).

The Russian Soyuz is scheduled to blast off from Guiana Space Centre carrying the first satellites into space for Virginia-based startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet service using a network of satellites.

Russia's RIA news agency cited three sources as saying that a "breach" had been discovered in the rocket's Fregat upper stage.

A source quoted by TASS news agency said a tiny perforation had been found in one of the upper stage's pipes and that the damage had possibly been caused during transportation.

Both reports said the problem could mean the launch is delayed.


1   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Jan 31, 12:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hey, OneWeb, why do you even bother with these losers?
2   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2019 Jan 31, 3:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

America can't build a rocket. What a bunch of losers!
3   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 31, 6:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

America can't build a rocket. What a bunch of losers!

Absolutely wrong. It was probably a question of low price wins the launch by the infantile start up.

ULA can do it. Northrop Grumman can do it. Blue Origin can do it. SpaceX apparently can do it.

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