Date: 6 months ago   Category: Transport

Roskosmos called a possible cause of accident of "Union" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Alexey a carrier rocket Cause of accident "Union-FG" with the transport piloted Union of MS-10 ship can be connected on October 11 by Filippov/RIA Novosti with collision of elements of the first and second steps, the executive director of Roskosmos Sergey Krikalev told journalists. "There are no versions still final. It is clear, that the immediate cause is connected with the fact that there was a collision of one of side elements which is step part one. At division, actually, of the first and second step there was a contact" — he told. In Roskosmos, according to Krikalev, do not exclude that there was "a deviation from a regular trajectory and destruction of the lower part of the second step", RIA Novosti writes. The official representative of Roskosmos explained RNS that the cause of accident will be established and will announced by a goskomissiiya after completion of work. The carrier rocket "Union-FG" with the transport piloted Union of MS-10 ship started from Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 11 at 11:40 Moscow time, accident happened in a few minutes after start-up. The crew in the capsule of the ship was returned to Earth. The astronaut of Roskosmos Alexey Ovchinin and the astronaut of NASA Nick Haig is intended to send to the ISS in the spring of 2019 again, the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin specified earlier.

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