“Roscosmos” suddenly discovered that the rocket will fly in the precious metals.
“The state Corporation “Roscosmos” will check the engines of all launch vehicles “proton-M” from the solders containing precious metals, which should not be there.
“The state Corporation “Rosatom” decided to check the engines of all launch vehicles “proton-M” from the solders containing precious metals, which does not match the documentation,” – said in the message, with reference to the press service of the Corporation.
According to the press service, in December 2016 was conducted the next test of the engine of the second stage of “Proton-M”, as a result of the operation of the engine, no comments.
“However, detailed analysis revealed the use in the manufacture of solder, improper design documentation. Instead of the standard were applied to other, more expensive solders with the content of precious metals”, – stated in the message.
As revealed inconsistency of the product design documentation, the decision on the check engines. Now experts of Roskosmos, VMP and NPO “Energomash” trying to figure out how many motors are used, the solder.
“After the inspection and in case of revealing of discrepancy will be decided on the replacement of engines. To talk about the number of engines that may fall under opinion, prematurely” – said the press service.
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