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Connection lost with Russian satellite launched from space center “Eastern”
17:24, 4 May 2016
Connection lost with Russian satellite launched from space center “Eastern”

Most likely, it didn’t turn on after reaching the orbit

17:24, 4 May 2016

TASS

Connection cannot be established with nano space satellite SamSat-218 launched from new Russian space center “Vostochnyi” (“Eastern”), informed “TASS” quoting a source in rocket and space industry.

“Connection with the satellite has been lost after it was launched. Most likely, it didn’t turn on after reaching the orbit”, - it is said in the report.  

SamSat-218 is the new student nano satellite, designed in Samara State Aerospace University to work out algorithms of controlling satellites of this class. Weight of SamSat-218 comprises 1,4 kg. 

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