A Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) established by International Launch Services (ILS) will convene Aug. 9 to review the cause of the July 2 Proton M/Block DM failure that destroyed three Glonass-M navigation satellites. Composed of ILS customers, engineering experts and launch-insurance representatives, the FROB is expected to conclude its work by Aug. 16 after reviewing Russia’s investigation of the failure, including the probable root cause and corrective actions required before a ...

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