Russian Deputy Prime MinisterÂ Dmitry Rogozin pronounced on Wednesday the unsuccessful launch of a 2.6Â billion-rouble ($57Â million Cdn) satellite final month was due toÂ an annoying programming error.
Russian space group Roscosmos pronounced final month it had lostÂ contact with a newly-launched continue satellite â€”Â the Meteor-MÂ â€”Â after it bloody off from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome inÂ the Far East.
Eighteen smaller satellites belonging to scientific,Â research and blurb companies from Russia, Norway, Sweden, a United States, Japan, Canada and Germany, were on house theÂ same rocket.
Speaking to Rossiya 24 state TV channel, Rogozin pronounced theÂ failure had been caused by tellurian error.
The rocket carrying a satellites had been automatic withÂ the wrong coordinates, he said, observant it had been givenÂ bearings for take-off from a opposite cosmodrome â€”Â Baikonur â€”Â which Moscow leases from Kazakhstan.
“The rocket was unequivocally automatic as if it was holding offÂ from Baikonur,” pronounced Rogozin. “They didn’t get a coordinates right.”
The Vostochny spaceport, laid out in a thick taiga timberland of a Amur Region, is a initial municipal rocket launch site inÂ Russia.
In Apr final year, after delays and large costs overruns,Â Russia launched a initial rocket from Vostochny, a day after aÂ technical glitch forced an annoying delay of theÂ event in a participation of President Vladimir Putin.