Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Update on Express-AM11 Spacecraft Failure

The March 29 failure of the Russian Ekpress AM11 was caused by a collision with space debris, according to Yry Izmailov, acting general director of the Russian Satellite Communications Company. The satellite is equipped with 30 transponders with total capacity of 2,000 W. It had been scheduled to remain in orbit until 2016 but has now been moved to a disposable orbit.

Original post on the AM11


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