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The expert called a possible cause of accident of "Union" - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


Start of the Soyuz launch vehicle with the piloted ship the Union of MS-10
MOSCOW, 11 Oct — RIA Novosti. Accident of the carrier rocket "Union-FG" could happen because the engine of one of steps did not provide sufficient draft, professor of University College London Serge Plattar said on air of RT TV channel. © RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippov to Pass into an image bank In NASA called "Union" "the reliable, strong car" according to him, it could be the engine of the first or second step. As a result the rocket lacked energy to put the ship to orbit, he explained. "Similar accident — extremely unusual case for "Union-FG" as it is one of the most reliable carrier rockets in the world" — the expert emphasized. 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 — Russian Alexey Ovchinin and American Nick Haig — in the rescue capsule were evacuated to Earth. None of them suffered. The situation is investigated by the special commission of Roskosmos. Before establishment of circumstances of accident all piloted start-up to the ISS which are carried out only from Baikonur Cosmodrome by means of "Unions" now are suspended. Your browser does not support this format of video.

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