PARIS — The Nov. 28 failure of a Russian Soyuz-Fregat rocket carrying 19 satellites from Russia’s new Far East Vostochy spaceport was due incorrect navigation data loaded into the Fregat upper stage, Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said Dec. 12. The agency suggested that the programming error was in not recalibrating the Fregat for launches from
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Peter de Selding is a Co-Founder and editor for SpaceIntelReport.com. He started SpaceIntelReport in 2017 after 26 years as the Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews where he covered the commercial satellite, launch and the international space businesses. He is widely considered the preeminent reporter in the space industry and is a must read for space executives. Follow Peter @pbdes