Criminal Case for GLONASS LossMay 24, 2011 at 9:34 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Source – RIA Novosti:
Russia opens negligence case over loss of Glonass satellites
Russian prosecutors have opened a criminal case on charges of negligence that led to the loss of three Glonass satellites last year, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Monday.
The satellites, meant to conclude the formation of Russia’s Glonass navigation system, were lost when a Proton-M carrier rocket veered off course and crashed in the Pacific Ocean in December.
“Criminal proceedings have been launched against space officials who were responsible for the loss of the satellites,” the prosecutors said. . . . [Full Story]