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Roskosmos told about possible consequences of accident of "Union" for the ISS — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com Roskosmos theoretically allows transition of the ISS to the pilotless mode because of accident of "Union", but will do everything possible not to allow it, the executive director of state corporation Sergey Krikalev told journalists. "Can theoretically remain (in the pilotless mode). At the station (ISS) such mode as pilotless is provided, and we will do everything possible that not to allow it. Because after all the station is made for the piloted flight. … The procedure of preservation of the ship is provided, but it is not really desirable. Let's try to avoid it" — he told on air of RT. Also Krikalev told about updating of the ISS program because of accident. "Updating of the program (MSK), naturally, will be. Perhaps, for several days we will prolong flight of this crew. Let's try to accelerate, as far as possible, start of the following crew" — Krikalev told. Roskosmos also reported about cancellation of an exit of crew of the ISS in an outer space in the middle of November. "Extravehicular activity in the middle of November was assumed. Alexey Ovchinin and Sergey Prokopyev have to do this exit together. Ovchinin here, on Earth. Naturally, an exit of the 15th will not be, but we will look if we manage to make long to a shift change, then we will try to make with the following crew. The program of flights will be will be specified. Let's try to do an exit, but in other terms" — he told. 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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