A Russian official says an investigation has discovered failed rocket launch three weeks in the past was attributable to a sensor that was broken throughout meeting.
The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and his Russian crewmate failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, sending their emergency capsule into a pointy fall again to Earth. The 2 males landed safely.
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A prime Russian official earlier blamed the failure on a malfunction of a sensor however didn’t clarify why it didn’t work.
Oleg Skorobogatov, who led the probe into the accident, instructed reporters Thursday that the investigation has discovered that the sensor was broken throughout the ultimate meeting on the launchpad in Kazakhstan.
Russian rockets are manufactured in Russia however the ultimate meeting takes place on the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome.
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