Three Russian satellites being sent into to complete the navigation system GLONASS, left off course and fell over the Pacific Ocean, not far from the Hawaii Islands, on Sunday (5th), Ria News Agency reported.
The satellites were carried by the rocket Proton-M “, released on Saturday (4) space center Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
A spokesman for the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the satellite went out of way and caused an “unplanned situation.” He would not confirm its fall.
The GLONASS system is similar to the U.S. GPS. It began operating in 1999 but will now have global coverage. In its final, will have 24 satellites.
Source: IOL News