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Russian creators of the Israeli satellite «Amos 5» is called the possible causes of failure

The cause of failure of the satellite «Amos 5», made in Russia for Israel, could become the external influence of cosmic particles, said Wednesday, December 16, the company «Information satellite systems» (ISS) named after academician M. F. Reshetnev, who created the spacecraft.

«At the moment, according to the study, the most likely reason for the cessation of satellite operation is a complete failure of the power system (EPAS) or on-Board cable network bus 100 volts due to a fatal internal failure of a component or EPAS external influence high-speed cosmic particles on the critical element of the system power supply or on-Board cable network bus 100 volts», – quotes the statement of the ASC is the Agency TASS.

At the same time, the company did not rule out that there may be other reasons, for example, failure of component control system or payload.

In ASC name Reshetnev also noted that, according to the analysis of telemetry data received from the satellite prior to its failure, all system apparatus were in working condition. Now the satellite is in orbital position put, he’s not stable and completely de-energized, further operation is impossible.

A report for the customer, the manufacturer promises to provide up to 28 December this year.

On 15 December the Israeli company satellite communication «the Halal Tikshoret» reported to the stock exchange on the final loss of the satellite «Amos 5». The report said that based on reports from the manufacturer of the satellite it is safe to say that «Amos 5» is permanently lost. The manufacturer has formed a working group that tried unsuccessfully to reestablish communication with the satellite, and now studies that could lead to failure of systems, the report said the Israeli company.

«The Halal Tikshoret» in a report to the exchange indicated that, «according to visual observations, the satellite moves in the orbit characteristic of the apparatus, having completely lost their control system».

«Amos 5» was launched on 11 December 2011 from Baikonur cosmodrome and was supposed to work until 2027, providing communication services, broadcasting, broadband Internet in Africa and Israel. However, since the launch three times reported about the problems in the operation of the satellite until 21 November 2015 with him the connection was lost completely.

Radio station «Sieves Beth» gave: after the company «Halal of Tikshoret» completed the formalities and reported to the stock exchange about the loss of a companion, she can contact the insurance company. The machine was insured for $ 158 million, which should fully cover the cost «of Tikshoret Halal» on the production and launch of the satellite.

Russian creators of the Israeli satellite «Amos 5» is called the possible causes of failure 16.12.2015

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