The Egyptian satellite, developed by the rocket and space company Energia, broke down in orbit. Professionals have lost the relationship with the spacecraft, designed for remote sensing of the Earth.
The Egyptians lost the relationship with the satellite remote sensing Egypsat 2 created by Russian rocket and space company Energia. The device, made in the scope of an international Treaty, April 14, broke in orbit, experts are trying to establish a relationship with him.
In the "Energy" believe that a power failure has occurred in consequence of a misstep Egyptian professionals in the management of companion, inform "news" referring to an anonymous source in the company. "Such incidents have happened, even when incorrect commands from the Ground lead to the loss of the device, confirms their assumptions, the editor of the magazine "news of cosmonautics" Igor Marinin. - The truth is there to install: take telemetry and examines which teams were given on satellite, what arrived information".
Experts are convinced that to write off the machine early. "Want to revive it by resetting the onboard PC. However, "rescue operation" has been going on for a week and while the outcome does not. The loss of control for a spacecraft could be the result of actions of personnel performing the control over the satellite," explained the informant.
Satellite has not worked and years, scientific office Egypt received for research for natural hazards and natural disaster prevention. It cost the country in 40 million dollars, which included the creation of a land management infrastructure and staff training.
Designed for 11 years the device was launched on 16 April 2014 from Baikonur. 3 months it was the final ascent on the circular operational orbit altitude of 700 km. Russian experts conducted flight testing of the apparatus and in early January, 2015 referred it to the National authority for remote sensing and space Sciences in Egypt.
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