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Poor workmanship, lack of quality control caused Soyuz failure

November 1st, 2018 by

Oleg Skorobogatov, the head of the commission that probed the 11 October Soyuz FG accident, said the flight was aborted because part of a sensor that indicates the separation of the stages of the rocket was damaged during assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Soyuz failure update, launch schedule

October 31st, 2018 by

Roskosmos executive director Sergey Krikalev confirmed that the failure of a Soyuz FG on 11 October was indeed caused by a collision between the first and second stages after separation. In related news, three more Soyuz launches are planned before the next crewed mission, tentatively scheduled for 3 December. The Soyuz failure reportedly has also caused some insurance problems for at least one future launch.

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Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

October 28th, 2018 by

A privately developed Chinese rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on 27 October.

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Investigators identify responsible for botched Soyuz launch

October 21st, 2018 by

Members of a Roskosmos commission and investigators have identified those who could be responsible in the damage to one of the sensing devices on board the Soyuz-FG rocket, which could have led to the failed launch of the Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft.

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Signal failure may have caused Soyuz staging problem

October 17th, 2018 by

Signal failure might have occurred at the moment of separation of the first and second stages of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which triggered the safety system that aborted the launch, according to Sergey Krikalyov, Roskosmos executive director for manned programmes.

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Soyuz launch fails, crew makes emergency landing

October 11th, 2018 by

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying Nick Hague of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roskosmos was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz-FG at 0840 UTC on 11 October. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with a booster and the ascent to orbit was aborted resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft in Kazakhstan.

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