A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform in Moscow’s latest space failure.
The rocket may have veered off course from the moment of take-off because of heavy waves battering the former northern seas oil platform, initial reports said.
The Intelsat-27′s loss means the giant Boeing aerospace corporation would for now be unable to fit the final piece of a constellation mean to provide TV feeds across Europe and the United States.
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