The Russian space Agency has named the reason of wreck of “Union”


Sergey Krikaleva: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti

Crash of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” occurred due to incorrect operation of the sensor separating the first and second stages. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Executive Director of the Roscosmos manned programs Sergey Krikalev. Informed about this version repeatedly said sources RIA Novosti, but it is not officially confirmed.

According to the results of the investigation of the special Commission during the flight, when the side block has to trigger the sensor, which sends a signal to Pirozhok cover open jet of the oxidizer tank to take the side of the Central block. The sensor is triggered, however, due to the deformation of the fastening ball joint could not be easily separated. One of the side blocks of the first stage of “Soyuz-FG” is not moved to the desired distance and rammed the fuel tank of the second stage.

11 October during the launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz from the Baikonur cosmodrome had been shut down engines of the second stage, and the crew was forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan near the town of Zhezkazgan. The mission of ISS-57/58 the Russian Alexey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague, was not injured. Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut Tyler Hague had to be in the space 187 days and conduct more than 50 experiments.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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