A senior Russian defense official is quoted by Itar-Tass as saying the Geo-IK-2 satellite placed into the wrong orbit by a Rockot rocket will not be able to carry out its mission. First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said the investigation into the early February launch mishap is ongoing but made no mention of possible foul play by a foreign power, as did an unnamed Russian official last week.


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