​Russian gecko satellite unresponsive in transit orbit

July 25, 2014 4:01 PM

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​Russian gecko satellite unresponsive in transit orbit

ARCHIVE PHOTO: On September 14, 2007, Photon-M took off at 3 p.m. Moscow Time from launch grounds N.1, Baikonur "Soyuz-U" (RIA Novosti / Sergey Kazak)

The Russian space agency Roscosmos is struggling to re-establish contact with the Foton-M satellite, launched last Saturday. The spacecraft is not responding to commands from the ground, probably indicating mission failure.

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