Sci-tech13: 57 12.10.2018 (updated 14:01 12.10.2018) Short URLAlthough the final conclusions of the accident at take off from the Soyuz rocket are not yet established, it seems clear that there has been a collision between acceleration blocks of its first two floors, according to the executive director of the Russian space holding Roskosmos, Sergei Krikalev.The causes of the the Soyuz-FG launcher and the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft are not yet definitively established, but there is every reason to believe that a collision between accelerator blocks of the first two stages of the launcher has occurred. announced the executive director of Roskosmos, Sergei Krikalev.
He added that the specialists did not exclude that there was "a deviation from the planned trajectory and, apparently, the destruction of the lower part of the second floor".
A similar version was exposed to Sputnik immediately after the accident. The agency's interlocutors reported that, according to the first elements of the investigation, one of the four accelerator blocks on the first floor, which had not separated in due time, had struck the central block of the second floor. .
It was stated that this malfunction could have resulted from a failure of the explosive charge of the floor separation system which triggered the emergency evacuation system of the cosmonauts.
The Soyuz-FG launcher with the manned Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft took off on 11 October at 11:40 Moscow time (10:40 am Paris time) from the No. 1 launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station (ISS). ). Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague were onboard the Soyuz MS-10.
A Soyuz-FG failure occurred two minutes after take-off. The Soyuz MS-10 capsule landed not far from the Kazakh city of Jezkazgan.
This is the first accident of a Soyuz-FG launcher in 35 years.
The Russian space holding Roskosmos has set up a commission of inquiry. President Vladimir Putin is kept informed of the progress of his work.
The firing of inhabited ships has been suspended.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the accident investigation would be conducted by "competent bodies" and that it was still too early to draw any conclusions on this matter.