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Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:26 pm

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

From Ria Novosti

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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

        
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RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:18 pm

I would not want to be the person who accidentially cut that cable.   
 
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RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:07 pm

I hope they work out a back up cable as it's close to insane to not have a redundant system.
 
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RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:32 pm

The former backhoe operator for the North Moscow Plumbing Company is now filling a position 200 miles north of Madagan counting yak hairs.
 
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RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:48 pm

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...  
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RE: Russia Loses Contact With Its Satellites

Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:41 am

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

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