Mexican Satellite burns due to Russian Rocket Failure

The science fiction like epic space battles are here. The technology nerds were often fascinated by the space fights shown in the movies like star wars and star trek but one similar incident just happened in 2015. Though the defense experts do not anticipate space wars in near future, the story of Mexican satellite triggers imagination on the similar lines.

The Mexsat-1, a communication satellite built by Mexican space agency was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The proton-M carrier rocket carried the satellite into the space on May 16. The rocket suddenly malfunctioned in the air and burned into spaces near Siberia, a region in Russia. The Russian space industry is going through a tough time due to slow space in the technology development. Many of the present technologies have been borrowed from the Soviet Union and have become outdated with 21st century. The question also arises that do constant failures in the Russian space launch points that someone is targeting their space program?

Russian space officials informed media that the MexSat-1 went through serious technical difficulties within 500 seconds after the launch from cosmodrome based at Kazakhstan. The third stage of proton-M rocket caused the problem. The components of the rocket which are booster and third stage equipment along with its payload, the satellite has completely burnt in the atmosphere, according to Roscosmos, a Russian Space Agency. Vice President Jim Kramer from International Launch Services which conducted the launch told media that all hardware re-entered in the atmosphere after the launch and the debris was approaching East Siberia but was destroyed before touching the ground.

 

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