|Launch vehicle||Tsiklon 3|
|Launch site||Plesetsk, Russia|
|Description||Third stage partial failure|
|Cause||Ground control error (?)|
|Payload|| 3 x Strela [Kosmos] (Communications satellites, Russian
3 x Gonets D1 (Communications satellites, Russian Aerospace Agency)
|Desired orbit||Low Earth orbit|
Officials said an incorrect command was sent to the rocket's third stage.