Russian Spy Satellite Goes Kaput
An AFP newswire article, via PhysOrg.com, reports that:
A Russian spy satellite launched this week has failed to open one of two solar panels on board and cannot fulfil its mission, the Kommersant daily on Monday quoted a Russian defence official saying.More here.
The Kosmos-2421, a Russian navy satellite for intelligence-gathering and identifying targets, was launched on Sunday from Baikonur, Russia's cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Kommersant said.
The daily cited a naval command official as saying that the satellite could not generate enough power and therefore could not deploy its equipment.