April 12, 2008 | Mark Paradies

DISH Network Satellite Declared a Total Loss – Russian Board Close to Finding the Failure’s Root Cause

Spaceflight Now says that $150 million will be paid by an insurance company after a DISH Network satellite failed to reach its required orbit. The failure was caused by a rocket shutting down prematurely.

The article also said that a Russian Board is looking into the failure of the Proton’s Breeze M upper stage engine and is “close to determining the failure’s root cause.”

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