EarthWatch Inc. suffered another setback following launch on a Russian vehicle Monday, when the QuickBird 1 imaging satellite was lost after its Cosmos-3 rocket failed to place it in its proper orbit. The Longmont, Colo.-based commercial remote sensing company said the satellite was a total loss, but was covered by insurance. Interfax, the Russian news agency, reported the Cosmos second stage shut down too early, leaving the satellite in an orbit that would bring it back into the ...
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