Botched Russian Launch Claims 19 Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL—A Russian weather satellite and 18 smallsats—including 10 nanosatellites owned by San Francisco-based Spire Global—failed to reach their intended orbits on Nov. 28 following launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage. The three-stage Soyuz -2.1b rocket blasted off...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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