Russian aerospace sources report that the MKA-FKI PN1 (ZOND PP) small science satellite has been out of communications with Russian ground stations after its onboard computer failed on 1 June, Attempts to restore connection with the craft have failed. Launched in July 2012, the spacecraft which had a design life of three years was built with a multi-function scientific earth obseravation capability. For example, it was to study solar radiation and interactions with Earth and to measure soil moisture and water salinity.
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