Soyuz Launch Abort, Release Dramatic Rocket Video’s Russian ID Reasons

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Soyuz Launch Abort, Release Dramatic Rocket Video’s Russian ID Reasons: A deformed sensor caused the frightening abortion of the launch of the Soyuz rocket that forced its US and Russian crew to make an emergency landing last month, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Thursday.

Roscosmos also Launch dramatic video footage from the camera on board this morning, showing a quiet ascent into space interrupted by a booster spacing and a sudden movement.

Soyuz Launch Abort, Release Dramatic Rocket Video

During the conference, officials said that the abnormal separation of one of the four rocket belt reinforcements, which impacted the core reinforcement, was due to a nozzle cap in the oxidizer tank that did not open. According to the press release, that impact occurred because the separation contact sensor was deformed during an assembly at its launch site of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [Launch failure of the Soyuz 2018 space crew: full coverage]


“The pitch ended with a failure in the pitcher caused by the abnormal separation of one of the mooring reinforcements (Block D) that hit the centre stage (Block A) in the fuel tank area with its nose,” said Oleg Skorobogatov. , president of the Research Committee, confirmed in the translated statement. “It resulted in its decompression and, as a consequence, the space rocket lost its attitude control.”

According to the NASA spokesman, during the aborted launch on October 11, the crew capsule carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin could safely escape from the rocket after receiving a warning signal during the separation. Reid Weisman The two took about half an hour to parachute to Earth, where they found a search and rescue team.

Russian officials said during the press conference that they had created measures to prevent the problem from happening again and that the resumption of Soyuz launches was a priority.

They added that the unmanned Progress MS-10 cargo ship, which is launched on a Soyuz-FG rocket, will fly to the space station on November 16, and that the next launch of the crew, Soyuz MS-11, will fly on three from December. The flight is scheduled to take three more crew members to the space station, bringing the total to six.

The three crew members currently at the station will return to Earth on December 20, a week later than initially scheduled, Roscosmos officials said.


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