Fatal Flaw

A design fault in the thermal system of the Soyuz Fregat upper stage is behind the botched launch of Europe’s first two fully operational Galileo navigation, positioning and timing satellites, which were deployed to the wrong orbit following their Aug. 22 launch from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

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from Aviation Week – Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://ift.tt/1vWvqaE


Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Ravn Alaska. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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