Launch Soyuz failed due to faulty sensor

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On the basis of the failed launch of the Soyuz-launcher nearly three weeks ago, is a faulty sensor. That defect caused the first stage and the second stage of the launcher incorrectly uiteengingen.

The launch of the Soyuz-FG failed on 11 October. The launcher had the Soyuz MS-10-capsule with the American Nick Hague and the Russian Alexej Ovtsjinin onboard to the international space station (ISS). That failed, but the capsule could be thanks to the security systems and secure countries in Kazakhstan. “When the alarm bells afgingen, we realized that a successful launch today there are not more worthwhile endeavor,” said Hague there earlier on in the conversation with the Nasa.

Since then, the search for the cause of the failed launch. A few days ago, a commission of inquiry, her work completed, reports Sergey Krikaljov, the director for manned missions of the Russian ruimtevaartbureau Roscosmos, Wednesday.


‘The emergency was caused by a wrong separation of the first and second stage. At the time of the divorce was a of the lateral motors of the first stage does not go far enough emitted and hit the fuel tank of the second stage, meaning that the tank tore’, as he is by the Russian state news agency TASS quoted. ‘The commission concluded that a faulty sensor at the base.”


Krikaljov stresses that a set of measures to be taken to prevent the problem in future launches would still be set. According to TASS on 16 november, the next launch of a Soyuz-FG is planned. It is going to be a unmanned mission: the vrachtruimteschip Progress MS-10 will than from the baikonur Bajkonoer in Kazakhstan to the ISS to be launched.

On december 3, want to Russia, a new manned flight to the ISS to perform.

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