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Roskosmos called a rocket cause of accident "Union-FG" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Savostyanov/TASS Accident of the carrier rocket of "Union-FG" happened because of misoperation of the sensor of division of the first and second missile stages. It was said by the executive director of state corporation on the piloted programs Sergey Krikalev, RIA Novosti reports. "The reason that the commission found was emergency operation of the sensor which signals about a divergence of the first and second step" — Krikalev said. He also told that as a result of it one of side blocks of the first step of the carrier rocket did not depart on the necessary distance and struck a tank of fuel of the second step. Then the tank became torn. 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 as a part of the astronaut of Roskosmos Alexey Ovchinin and the astronaut of NASA Nick Haig in the capsule of the ship was returned to Earth. Causes of accident are investigated by special state commission. The Investigative Committee of Russia brought criminal case.

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