Footage of Soyuz accident shows rocket booster collision

James Marshall
November 4, 2018

"The cause of the LV accident is of operational nature and extends to the backlog of the "Soyuz" type LV "package".

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. On board the flight will not be the two men of the aborted mission, Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, but three other astronauts.

Three crewmembers will launch toward the International Space Station (ISS) atop a Soyuz on December 3, Russian space officials announced today (Nov. 1). 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.

We will remind, the rocket "Soyuz" was wrecked soon after launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome on October 11.

The problem was a separator sensor pin on one of the four strap-ons that had been bent by 6°45′ when the boosters were mated to the core vehicle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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

He said this caused a booster rocket from the first stage to malfunction and hit a fuel tank which "led to the loss of stabilisation" and triggered an emergency landing. In addition to the Progress cargo shipment, Japan's robotic HTV-7 resupply ship is due to be set loose for disposal on November 7, and Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch a Cygnus cargo carrier on November 15.

Today's findings about the sensor damage could add to quality concerns about Russian space hardware.

Another Soyuz capsule is docked at the space station, which the astronauts will need to use before the end of January in order to return to Earth. Check out the dedicated Women in IT Excellence Awards 2018 website for the shortlist, and to reserve your table.

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