Three Russian satellites got lost after being put to orbit


Three Russian satellites that were launched into orbit on July 14th from the Baikonur cosmodrome with the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, have not yet established a connection with the Earth. The causes of the technical malfunction remain unknown.

Two MKA-N Earth Remote Sensing satellites could not turn on after being put into orbit. A similar situation happened with the Iskra-MAI-85 satellite of the Moscow Aviation Institute, which was also part of the load of the launch vehicle.

“The carrier did its job properly. Launching containers with the satellites also worked properly, which was confirmed by telemetry data, however, the devices did not establish communication,” said a source in the space industry.

According to the source, at this time the specialists of Roskosmos and Russian private company Dauria Aerospace are doing their best to establish communication with the “lost” spacecraft. At the same time, Roskosmos refrains from commenting, neither confirming nor refuting information on the situation.

Source: MK