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In the preparation of the launch vehicle ground systems worked properly.
The cause of a launch accident rocket “Soyuz” from Baikonur cosmodrome could be bad mounting of the side units of the second stage of the rocket.
This was reported by a source in the rocket and space industry of the Russian Federation, reports citing .
“Possibly due to bad mounting in the separation units of the second stage, one of them could hook the Central unit, which caused the accident,” – said the source. Thus, the second tier lost orientation, worked the emergency shutdown of engines of the second stage. The spacecraft separated from it, was divided into compartments, then triggered the emergency chute.
In the preparation of the launch of the Soyuz ground control system worked properly, said an informed source.
“In the process of preparing to launch ground-test equipment remarks were not” – he said.
It was reported that the accident occurred on Thursday during the launch of manned spacecraft “Soyuz” from Baikonur two minutes later after the start of the separation of the side blocks of the first stage from the Central block of the second stage of the launch vehicle. The lander with the astronauts crash landed. The crew was still alive.
The rocket “Soyuz” was launched from “Gagarin’s start” Baikonur in the morning of 11 October. The expedition, which was to go to the International space station – cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Third place on the ship, took the cargo container.