A farewell ceremony was held in Sarov on Monday in honour of the five Russian nuclear agency Rosatom employees who died last week in a rocket engine explosion in Arkhangelsk region.
The Rosatom employees had been working on an “isotope power source” for the experimental “liquid-propellant engine”, the company said.
According to Russia’s Ministry of Defence, the accident occurred due to “liquid... Еще fuel missile engine” exploding during testing.
Russian authorities have not disclosed what type of missile was involved in the classified engine test on August 8.
A statement published on the Russian nuclear agency’s website said that “Five Rosatom staff members died and a further three people were injured in a tragic accident that took place during tests on a liquid propulsion system involving isotopes at a military facility in Arkhangelsk region.”
The company stated that the five who died in the incident were members of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics and have been presented for state awards.
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