Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Cosmos 1 Likely Crashed During Boost Phase

The Planetary Society's attempt to launch a solar sailer appears to have failed. Apparently, the Russian booster failed. It's too bad. A successful solar sailer would have been really cool. It's ironic that the hardest part of the mission so far appears to be the simplest: the rocket launch.

Here's the word from the planetary society.

http://planetary.org/solarsail/latest_update.html

Look for 24 hour coverage of the "Search for Cosmos 1" on cable news with interviews of the worried parents at the Planetary Society.

-tdr

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