Soyuz rocket failure: Russian Federation blames botched launch on mistake during assembly

Mindy Sparks
November 4, 2018

The LV failure cause is of the operational nature and spreads to the stock of already assembled packets of the Soyuz rocket.

According to the New York Times, Roscosmos will launch three astronauts, namely Anne McClain of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Russian Federation, and David Saint-Jacques of Canada to the ISS.

However the safe descent to Earth by cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick Hague led both Roscosmos and Nasa to stand by the Soyuz system as reliable. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were travelling to the International Space Station when one of the rocket's boosters failed to separate-a moment that can be seen clearly in the new video. In that incident, a Launch Escape System saved the two crewmembers.'THERE WAS A BIT OF TENSION': ASTRONAUT DESCRIBES WATCHING MOON LANDING WITH BUZZ ALDRIN'S FAMILYThe country's space program has been in the spotlight.

Captured with an exterior camera, the footage shows how the rocket lifts from the ground and leaves Earth behind with incredible speed.


The investigation by Roscosmos revealed that a damaged sensor during the rocket's assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan caused the rocket failure.

The agency says one of the 4 boosters failed to detach normally right after liftoff due to a faulty sensor.

According to the Russian defense minister, the rocket, Soyuz-2.1B was launched successfully, which carried a Russian military satellite. The Russian officials have directed a steep investigation regarding the failure of the rocket that took place on 11th of October.

The next human space flight via the Russian Soyuz spacecraft is expected to launch on December 3, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, announced on Thursday. Roscosmos plans to launch the Progress 71 resupply mission on November 16, and is targeting the launch of the Expedition 58 crew including NASA astronaut Anne McClain for December 3, pending the outcome of the flight readiness review.

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