Russian space truck «Progress» crashed nine minutes after the start

The Russian carrier rocket «Soyuz-U» with a cargo spacecraft «Progress MC-04», which was supposed to deliver to the International space station crew 2.5 tons of cargo, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in nine minutes, the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle, and then crashed, according to

By the statement of «Roscosmos», the space truck «Progress» was lost over the territory of Tuva.

«According to preliminary information, in the result of emergency situations, the loss of THC occurred at the height of about 190 km over a remote unpopulated mountainous territory of the Republic of Tuva, and most of the fragments burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere», — is spoken in the message of Roscosmos.

It is noted that the state Commission conducts an analysis of the current emergency situation.

«The loss of the cargo ship will not affect the normal operations of the ISS and the life of the station crew», — underlined in the message.

After the launch of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-U» has failed. Information about this has already been posted on the website of the state Corporation for space activities. In message «Roskosmos» says that the 383-th second of the flight of the carrier rocket with the space truck lost telemetry.

Emergency situation with a rocket «Soyuz-U» cargo ship «Progress MC-04» may affect the media launches from Plesetsk and Kourou, which operated the rocket «Soyuz-U, Soyuz-2.1 a and Soyuz-ST», as they have the same engine of the third stage RD — 0110 production Voronezh KB Khimavtomatika.

«It is known that telemetry with the «Progress» went missing in the area of the engine of the third stage RD — 0110. This same engine is on the rocket «Soyuz-2.1 a», which start from Baikonur and Plesetsk, and carriers «Soyuz-ST», which are launched from Kourou. Therefore, the current situation may negatively affect further launches until they figure out the cause,» writes TASS, citing a source in the space industry.

Note that on 19 October when landing on Mars crashed on the surface of the red planet module Schiaparelli – developed in a joint project of Roskosmos and the European space Agency’s «ExoMars-2016».

28 April 2015 from the Baikonur cosmodrome launched a carrier rocket «Soyuz-2.1 a», which is not able to put into orbit cargo spacecraft «Progress M-27M». On 8 may, the unmanageable ship descended from orbit and burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere and its fragments fell into the Pacific ocean.

On may 16, the carrier rocket «proton-M» was not able to put into orbit a Mexican communication satellite. Russian cargo ship «Progress» was to raise the space station for several miles, but the engines did not work.

The carrier rocket «proton-M» with three Russian navigation satellites «GLONASS-M» exploded in the air and landed on the cosmodrome in the first minute of launch on 2 July 2013.

Since 2010, the accident ended 7 launches of Russian carrier rockets «the proton-M», «Soyuz», «Zenit-3SL» (Russian-Ukrainian), «Soyuz-2.1 a». Lost two freighter and 9 satellites.

Russian space truck «Progress» crashed nine minutes after the start 01.12.2016

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