Controllers for Thales Alenia Space will attempt to recover Russia’s new Yamal 402 Ku-band satellite after it was left in the wrong orbit Saturday by the premature shutdown of the Briz M upper stage. The balky upper stage shut down 4 min. early, according to International Launch Services (ILS), and subsequently separated the spacecraft. An ILS spokeswoman said Monday the satellite was being tracked, but declined to release information on its position in orbit. The ILS customers for the ...
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