Three Russian GLONASS Satellites Are In the Pacific Following Catastrophic Rocket Launch

Heads up, Hawaii! Three Russian GLONASS satellites just went into the Pacific drink courtesy a failed Proton-M rocket launch in Kazakhstan. Дерьмо!

For the uninitiated, GLONASS stands for GLObal NAvigation Satellite System when it's translated from Russian (ГЛОбальная НАвигационная Спутниковая Система), and is part of a system that's meant to rival the U.S.'s Global Positioning Service (GPS) when it's made operational sometime next year.

Said GLONASS domination will be admittedly more difficult with three of its satellites currently mapping out the bottom of the Pacific Ocean "somewhere near Hawaii." [BBC via GPS Track Log - Thanks, Rich]