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Topic: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2012-11-14 11:26:47 and read 3867 times.

I wonder what has caused this power cable failure? This is only civilian satellites. Military satellites are not affected.

From Ria Novosti

Quote:
MOSCOW, November 14 (RIA Novosti) - A severed communications cable in the Moscow region on Wednesday has rendered Russian specialists unable to control most of the country's civilian satellites, a source in the space industry said.
It will take at least 48 hours to fix the problem, the source said.
The emergency has not affected communications with the Russian segment of the International Space Station, the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said.

http://en.rian.ru/science/20121114/177461100.html

        

Topic: RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2012-11-14 12:18:29 and read 3867 times.

I would not want to be the person who accidentially cut that cable.   

Topic: RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: BEG2IAH
Posted 2012-11-14 13:07:18 and read 3866 times.

I hope they work out a back up cable as it's close to insane to not have a redundant system.

Topic: RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: rfields5421
Posted 2012-11-14 13:32:06 and read 3866 times.

The former backhoe operator for the North Moscow Plumbing Company is now filling a position 200 miles north of Madagan counting yak hairs.

Topic: RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: mffoda
Posted 2012-11-17 15:48:23 and read 3868 times.

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
The former backhoe operator for the North Moscow Plumbing Company is now filling a position 200 miles north of Madagan counting yak hairs.

Its probably OK? I'm sure they sent his family with him to the labor camp...  

Topic: RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites
Username: sprout5199
Posted 2012-11-17 16:41:03 and read 3868 times.

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 2):
I hope they work out a back up cable as it's close to insane to not have a redundant system.

Thats the truth. $300 mil satellites and no back up?

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
I would not want to be the person who accidentially cut that cable.

I wonder if he was employed by a rival company

Dan in Jupiter


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