Satellite Left Stranded by SpaceX Rocket Falls From Space
Peter B. de Selding, Space News
Date: 12 October 2012 Time: 06:38 PM ET
Fort Lee, N.J.-based Orbcomm, which plans to launch all 18 second-generation satellites aboard two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, said it would be filing an insurance claim of $10 million to cover the loss of the satellite and the cost of the launch and the insurance policy.
In its statement, Orbcomm suggested that its satellite prime contractor, Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks, Nev., had enough access to the satellite in less than four days in orbit to validate the of its major subsystems.
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