VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) – Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite.
The Meteor-M was launched earlier on Tuesday from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome in the Far East.
Roscosmos said the satellite had not reached its designated orbit and that it could not make contact with it. Roscosmos experts were analyzing the situation, it said in a statement.
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Reporting by Shamil Zhumatov; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn