Russia: Faulty sensor caused Soyuz booster failure — Roscosmos investigation commission

Head of the Soyuz MS-10 booster accident investigation commission Oleg Skorobogatov reported that the failure of the rocket occurred because of a faulty sensor. He was speaking during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday. “It was established and documented that the accident occurred due to a fault in a sensor,» Skorobogatov said, adding that the only place where the component could have... Еще been damaged “was the Baikonur Cosmodrome during the process of assembly” of the rocket. Additional checks to prevent similar situations occurring in the future have been introduced. Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin’s and NASA astronaut Nick Hague’s journey to the ISS ended less than two minutes after launch on Thursday, October 11, as the Soyuz MS-10’s propelling rocket Soyuz-FG failed due to a booster failure, forcing the crew to perform an emergency landing in the Kazakh steppe.

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