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U.S. Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

"U.S. Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. telecommunications satellite failed to reach its target orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from a platform floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the launch provider said.

But the satellite, orbiting closer to Earth than planned, could still be pushed to the correct position using its own engines, Sea Launch, the launch provider, and the satellite's manufacturer, Loral Space & Communications, said."

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