Soyuz launch failed. Crew safe.

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  1. WA4SCA

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  2. K6LCS

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    @AstroHague NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are seen in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. They are in good condition following their safe landing on Earth after a Soyuz booster failure after launch earlier. Latest updates: nasa.gov/live
     
  3. K6CLS

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    What a ride!! Yikes!

    But they trained for it. No one was injured.

    Very rare in the history of space flight.

    I'm interested to learn the failure analysis.
     
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  4. GM4BRB

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    Russia has suspended further flights to the ISS as SABOTAGE enquiry is opened.
    Russia opens CRIMINAL probe


    By George Martin For Mailonline
    Published: 10:04, 11 October 2018
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-astronauts-return-Earth-ballistic-entry.html

    A Russian rocket transporting astronauts to the International Space Station has aborted its mission after a booster malfunction during the launch phase forced its crew to attempt a dramatic 'ballistic re-entry'.

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    Search and rescue teams were scrambled to the expected touchdown location as NASA revealed the descent would mean the Russian-built Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft had taken 'a sharper angle of landing compared to normal'. The Russian-built Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4.40am local time on Thursday - but soon ran into trouble.

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    A view of the Soyuz MS-10 (emergency, re-entry) space capsule (which) crash landed on the Kazakh steppe on Thursday.

    Russia says it has opened a criminal investigation and grounded all Soyuz flights. The accident comes weeks after a hole was discovered in the International Space Station amid talk from the Russian space authorities of deliberate sabotage.

    Video footage from the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome shows a large plume of smoke coming from the rocket at the moment it failed and footage from inside the capsule shows the two astronauts being violently shaken about.

      • Russia has launched a criminal inquiry into the malfunction and suspended future launches of Soyuz
      • The secondary booster rockets on the Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft failed just after it launched Thursday
      • American Nick Hague and Russian Aleksey Ovchinin were forced to carry out a 'ballistic re-entry' to get back
      • The two-strong crew landed safely at a site in Kazakhstan hundreds of miles away from the initial launch site
      • Video footage from the launch shows the pair being shaken around as the engine malfunctioned in mid-flight
    • After the incident Russia announced Soyuz flights to the International Space Station would be suspended
     
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  5. GM4BRB

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    This is going to be an international incident .... because according to that trusted organ of the WashPost.

    Russia suggests sabotage on the International Space Station

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...station/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a3473258ae5a

    When a tiny hole was discovered inside a spacecraft attached to the International Space Station (ISS) last Wednesday, U.S. and Russian authorities initially suspected a micrometeoroid strike. More than 170 million pieces of space debris circle in Earth orbit, and collisions are inevitable.

    Authorities said last week that the leak in the Russian-made Soyuz capsule had led to a small drop in cabin pressure, but the six ISS crew members were at no point in real danger. A sealant was applied Thursday, and cabin pressure returned to normal.

    But the incident's fallout continued this week, after Russian officials who were subsequently tasked with examining the hole concluded that it had been drilled potentially deliberately. Even the possibility of human interference could prove to be explosive, given that the ISS is one of the last remaining joint projects between Moscow and Washington.

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    The station’s crew is currently composed of three Americans, two Russians and one German. Crew members arrive and depart using the Russian capsules; the leaking one had arrived in June. The hole was discovered in a section of the ship not used to transport the crew members, but with the next departure to Earth scheduled for December, any interference could have ripple effects on the space station’s operations.

    Investigators did not specify whether they believed the hole was drilled on Earth or in space, but Russia's Roscosmos space agency did not exclude the possibility of sabotage.

    “There were several attempts at drilling,” Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by Russian media outlets.

    “We are checking the Earth version. But there is another version that we do not rule out: deliberate interference in space,” Rogozin said.
     
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  6. VK4GAP

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    Having Drilled plenty of Holes in the past and seen plenty too , it it obvious to me that that hole was very hurriedly drilled , also not even a designated hole position at that , just a poke the drill there and pull the trigger with slippage of the bit implying a rush to do it and probably not even really looking at what was going on as the perpetrator was too busy looking to see if anyone else was looking , imo .

    And with the latest issue just happening there is just cause for some very serious concerns .

    Paul .
     

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