Russian navaigation satellites crash into Pacific : space official

5th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

Three Russian navigation satellites crashed into the Pacific off the US state of Hawaii Sunday after the rocket carrying them failed to reach orbit, a Russian space official quoted by the Ria-Novosti agency said.

The official said the crash, which occurred 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) off Honolulu, caused neither casualties nor damage.

"Following a failure of the Proton rocket and the rocket booster, three Glonass-M satellites crashed into an area of the Pacific Ocean well off sea lanes about 1500 kilometers northwest of Honolulu," the source added.

© 2010 AFP

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