Second shuttle satellite may be lost like 1st one

Challenger's crew launched an Indonesian satellite Monday but tracking stations reported its telltale beep was hours overdue, raising concerns of a repeat of last week's failure that left a similar satellite in a hopeless orbit.

An identical rocket on the Western Union Westar 6 satellite launched from Challenger Friday misfired and left that satellite stranded more than 21,000 miles too low.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK