Fueling error blamed in loss of satellites

Moscow (UPI) Dec 10, 2010 Russia’s loss of three satellites during launch this week was caused by an off-course booster rocket that had been given too much fuel, officials said. The estimated 1-1/2 to 2 tons of excessive fuel caused the rocket to deviate from its course and the satellites crashed into the Pacific Ocean, RIA Novosti reported Friday. “According to preliminary information, the problem was no

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