Soyuz rocket failure report points at one, leaves many questions unanswered

Soyuz rocket failure report points at one, leaves many questions unanswered

Soyuz rocket failure report points at one, leaves many questions unanswered

During the launch of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 on october 11, the carrier rocket crashed and the crew consisting of Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick Hague made an emergency landing.

A Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a manned Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, at 11:40 a.m. Moscow time.

This means that while they will be able to return to Earth, if they do so there will be no crew aboard the station until another crew can be launched. Because of a problem during ascent, the spacecraft separated from the boosters and made an emergency landing. This could have been caused by the failure of the system of the normal separation, which should have been activated.

"We had to go through the steps that crew has to take and prepare for emergency that the crew is still functioning after landing".

Russian space agency Roscosmos said the launch went wrong after one of the rocket's four boosters failed to jettison.

It was the first aborted launch for the Russians in 35 years and only the third in history. It has a back-up emergency landing system that the astronauts said was triggered automatically when the launch encountered a glitch.

They landed on the smooth, flat terrain of Kazakhstan. "After the main chute opens, there is a valve that helps equalize us with the outside ambient air pressure and so you feel pressure changes in your ear on descent, just like you might feel in a commercial airliner coming in for landing", he said.

Hague says he and his crewmate grinned at touchdown, shook hands and then joked about their short flight.

The CEO of Singapore-based Equatorial Space Industries, Simon Gwozdz, told Khaleej Times that astronauts who are meant to go to the ISS soon should "expect some delays". "What we are doing up there at the space station, what we are doing for human exploration, it's for the benefit of all, and it's important that we continue". "You just try to celebrate the little gifts that you get, like walking the boys to school this morning". Russian Federation had immediately issued a notice shortly after the incident, saying that they had suspended all the future manned space flights for now, and an investigation was on to figure out what went wrong with the Soyuz rocket.

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