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Kazakhstan found a fragment of emergency "Union" - RIA Novosti, 12.10.2018


Start of the Soyuz launch vehicle with the piloted ship the Union of MS-10
ASTANA, 12 Oct – RIA Novosti. Kazakhstan found a fragment of emergency "Union" in 40 kilometers from Zhezkazgan of the Karaganda region. Reported about it in committee on emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic. So, experts found a fragment of a shutter of the head fairing. "The radioactive and chemical on-scene situation of falling is normal, there are no victims and victims. Found last night" — noted in department. The fragment was taken away by the staff of Roskosmos. They will also continue to survey the territory of possible falling of steps of the carrier rocket. On Thursday there was an accident, the first in the history of modern Russia, in the piloted astronautics. The carrier rocket "Union-FG" could not bring the Union of MS-10 spaceship with new crew of the ISS to an orbit. Astronauts managed to be evacuated in the rescue capsule. Neither Russian Alexey Ovchinin, nor American Nick Haig suffered. According to the preliminary version, accident could happen because one of four blocks of the first step of the carrier rocket did not separate in the set time and when it occurred, struck the central block. Failure of the pyro of system of cultivation of steps could become the reason of it, told sources of RIA Novosti. Roskosmos created the emergency commission which first meeting will take place today. © RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippov to Pass into an image bank In Roskosmos did not exclude that the ISS can remain without ekipazhavozbuzhdeno criminal case about violation of safety rules of construction works. Last time the similar situation was in 1983. Before clarification of the reasons of state of emergency Russia stops start-up with crews onboard to the International Space Station which are now carried out only from Baikonur Cosmodrome and only on Russian "Unions". The Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov hoped that NASA "with understanding will treat this situation".

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