Russian navaigation satellites crash into Pacific : space official
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.
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