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On Saturday, 8-Oct-05, the European Space Agency’s Cryosat satellite was launched from northern Russia with a mission to survey the polar ice caps, but is seems that Cryosat didn’t make it. The satellite failed to make it scheduled communications with control, and it is feared that the second and third stages of Roket launcher—an adapted ICBM—failed to separate, and the $210 Million USD hardware crashed to the sea along with the second stage.