Russia has lost the geodetic data a contextFrom - for deducing into not settlement orbit of the military-oriented space vehicle “ geo - IK - 2 “ Russia for some years remains without the new geodetic data in which the Ministry of Defence is interested, has informed “ “ a source in it is rocket - space branch. We will remind that on the companion “ geo - IK - 2 “ were laid hopes. With its start was planned to begin revival of orbital grouping of geodetic companions, after more than 25 - a summer break the space geodetic program of Russia should be renewed. However after start the companion did not leave into a settlement orbit and in present conditions it has appeared is incapable to carry out the functions (see “ “ for February, 1st and 2). The Space vehicle “ geo - IK - 2 “ It is intended for specification of the form of the globe necessary for reception of more exact characteristics of system of satellite navigation GLONASS and increase of efficiency high-precision and strategic armaments.
yesterday also it became known that start-up of " carrier rockets; the Roar “ and “ the Proton - M “ which are planned for the end of March, can be transferred for later term. As informs a source “ Interfax - AVN “ on razgonnyh blocks “ the Breeze - KM “ and “ the Breeze - M “ used accordingly on " carrier rockets; the Roar “ and “ the Proton - M “ identical engines are established. “ as the supernumerary situation which has led to emergency start of the companion “ geo - IK - 2 “ has happened on a work site “ the Breeze - KM “ before finding-out of its reason following start-up “ the Roar “ and “ the Proton - M “ can be postponed “ - has explained a source. Ivan Safronov - ml., Ivan Konovalov