Monday, July 28, 2014

“Vkontakte” endured hours of failure due to accident in the data center –

Social Network “Vkotakte” was unavailable for about three hours, during which its users can not open the site and connect to it using mobile applications. According to the social networks, a failure has occurred “as a result of an accident in one of the data centers in St. Petersburg, caused unprecedented heat».

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From about 18:30 pm July 27, 2014 disappeared access to social network “Vkontakte”. During the failure, users were not able to contact with the social network either through the Web interface and using mobile applications.

impossibility of access to “Vkontakte” was observed in all the providers, the social network page and did not open when you try to contact her through foreign proxy. When pinging IP-addresses “Vkontakte” packet loss was observed.

About an hour after the termination of access to “Vkontakte”, the current press secretary George Lobushkin social network said on his twitter that “the site is unavailable due to an accident in one of the data centers VKontakte in St. Petersburg, caused unprecedented heat ».

According to” Gismeteo “evening July 27 immediately before termination of access to social networks, the air temperature in St. Petersburg stood at around +30 0 C.

current failure – one of the largest social networks in the case of: usually crash “Vkontakte” rarely lasts more than an hour.

However, in the history of “Vkontakte” fixed 4 hour crash July 25, 2010, which began about 17:00 Moscow time, and completely stop at 21:00 the same day. Then the representative of “Vkontakte» Vladislav Tsypluhin reported that the reason for the termination of operation of the site became a substation fault which caused the company “Lenenergo” ceased to supply electric power to the servers.

In early January 2014 saw another major accident “Vkontakte”, which lasted from about 14:30 to 17:30 Moscow time. After its removal, the then director general of “Vkontakte» Pavel Durov in his tweet explained that the problem was the service “at the switch level».


Around 21:35 Lobushkin tweeted about the reduced efficiency of the service. Thus, the current failure “Vkontakte” lasted about three hours. Official twitter social network said that “it was not easy to restore the work».

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In Siberia, the fall of the rocket that carries flies and lizards – SPB and Peace


19-20 July in Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions fall carrier rocket “Soyuz-U”. Residents of the area are forbidden to visit the territory of the Northern Region and the area near the settlement Pine Tomsk region, said in a regional emergency department.

correspondent was, falling debris is a standard situation and provided the design of the spacecraft. Upon detection of debris must report the find to the police or the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

worth noting that the booster will deliver into orbit apparatus “Foton-M” on board which lizards and flies Drosophila. They are intended for biological experiments, which will last 60 days, after which the satellite returns to Earth. Run will be held July 19 from Baikonur.

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Putin congratulated developers “Angara” – Fontanka

 Vladimir Putin congratulated the designers and engineers have developed a new launch vehicle “Angara”, with its successful launch. Russian leader stressed that for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union has been developed from scratch a powerful missile capable to orbit loads from 1.5 to 35 tons.

 Eco booster “Angara” was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in July 9, 2014. The test flight lasted about 21 minutes and took place in accordance with the approved cyclogram ballistic over the territory of Russia. Second stage with non-detachable gruzomaketom landed as planned in a given area on the ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula (about 6000 km from the starting point). This was reported to Vladimir Putin, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

 Note that the “Angara” had yet to make a flight on June 27, but due to technical problems in seconds before the start of the automatic control system abolished start. The next day, the launch was also canceled due to technical problems – depressurization valve drainage tank of liquid oxygen. Eliminating these problems took about a week.

 The plans of Russian engineers and designers who worked on the clean light rocket “Angara”, to start production of such a device in the heavyweight class. The need to create environmentally friendly heavy rockets stressed member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky Andrew, son of John. He also noted that the launch of “Angara” – a great success, which showed efficiency and professionalism of designers, engineers and other professionals who worked on the building and launching rockets.

 Feature missiles is that the work she uses non-toxic fuel (kerosene and oxygen).

 ”Angara” is a new generation of Russian rockets. It was developed based on two universal rocket module (URM) with oxygen-kerosene engines: URM-1 and URM-2. It is planned to create a different load capacity (from 3.8 to 35 tons) varieties “Angara”. Complex new rockets will be able to display virtually the entire spectrum of promising payloads in the Defense Ministry and Roscosmos.

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 Shoigu briefed Putin on the successful completion of the first test launch “Angara”

 Booster “Angara” re-set on the launch pad

 ”Angara” until reversed