Meteor M2-1 disaster possibly caused by human error

It was not officially confirmed that disaster of Soyuz-2.1b with Meteor M2-1 weather satellite was caused by human error or not; Roscosmos and PM Rogozin seem to have some difference in understanding term “human error” Launch of Soyuz-2.1b with Meteor class satellite and 18 satellites as piggyback payload was performed on November 28, 2017 from […]

Problems with guidance system possibly caused disaster of Fregat-M with Meteor-M2-1 and 18 other satellites

Problems with Fregat-M were caused probably by navigational and guidance system but not necessary by their technical malfunction. According to TASS news agency problems with Fregat-M launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome on November 28 were directly linked with guidance system. TASS refers here to anonymous source inside Russian space industry – Agency claims that guidance system, […]

Meteor weather satellite with additional payload satellites possibly lost after failure of Fregat-M upper stage.

Second launch from Vostochny became a disaster due the possible failure of ¬†Fregat-M upper stage. Russian weather satellite Meteor M2-1 with 18 other different spacecrafts was launched on the top of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with Fregat upper stage in the early morning hours from Site-1S at 05:41 UTC. It was planned that satellite will be […]