There are details of a launch accident Union

Появились подробности аварии при запуске Союза

The accident, according to preliminary data, could be due to bad mounting in the separation units of the second stage.

The engine of the second foot of the carrier rocket Soyuz-FG emergency shut down due to the fact that one of the blocks in the upper part is not separated and struck it with the bottom part. On Thursday, October 11, RIA Novosti reported citing a source.

“According to preliminary data, documented the impact of one of the four blocks of the first stage along the Central block of the second stage. Telemetry received from the rockets, drop the pressure in the pressurization tanks of the second stage,” said one of the sources.

According to him, the controller on the booster could regard the incident as a critical failure and to actuate the emergency rescue system, which is separated from the capsule with the astronauts from the emergency stage.

Some of the details of the accident on the carrier rocket Soyuz MS-10 revealed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov.

“123 the second was a emergency rescue system, it worked normally, the capsule separated from the launch vehicle, the crew landed safely on the ground,” – said Borisov.

He also added that judging by the time of the accident, she occurred upon separation of the first-second stage.

According to sources, the Agency, the crew of the International space station because of an accident may indefinitely remain in the number three.

“There remain three, which, respectively, affect scientific experiments indefinitely, yet they will not send someone and you have established the cause of the accident,” he said.

Another interviewee said that after the incident, the program of manned and cargo launches to the ISS will be reconsidered.

According to Interfax, one of the blocks of the second stage when the Department was able to hook the Central unit.

“Possibly due to bad mounting in the separation units of the second stage, one of them could hook the Central unit, which caused the accident,” – said the source. Thus, the second tier lost orientation, worked the emergency shutdown of engines of the second stage. The spacecraft separated from it, was divided into compartments, then triggered the emergency chute.

Earlier at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan took place the unsuccessful launch of a manned Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 crew to the ISS.

Recall, October 4 three members of the ISS crew successfully returned to Earth. Lander spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 landed near the town of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

 

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