Friday, June 24, 2005

It's not over till it's over...

The Planetary Society's Cosmos-1 team is still looking at the data that was received at the three ground stations on launch day in hopes of finding out what happened to their spacecraft. However with Makeev reporting that that the rocket's stages never separated, it seems too optimistic to hope that the spacecraft achieved even a low, non-nominal, orbit and it is far more likely that the craft was destroyed along with its malfunctioning launch vehicle.