Fragments of the space truck fell in Tuva.
Cargo ship “Progress” was lost at an altitude of 190 kilometers above the desolate mountainous territory of Tuva, most of the fragments burned in the atmosphere.
This was reported by the press service of Roscosmos.
It is noted that the loss of “Progress” will not affect the normal operations of the International space station and the life of the crew. The state Commission conducts an analysis of the situation.
As told a source in the industry, a similar accident with the booster that led to the fall of the truck “Progress M-12M”, took place on 24 August 2011 during the third stage.
Then the Commission came to the conclusion that the reason for the emergency shutdown of the engine was to reduce fuel consumption in the gasifier due to clogging of the path of its submission. Identified a manufacturing defect was ruled accidental.
The carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with a truck the new series “Progress MS-04” was launched from Baikonur to the International space station today at 17.52 GMT. The ship was supposed to deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of cargo, including fuel, water and the refueling system. According to Roscosmos, at the launch of “Progress” with 383 seconds of flight is gone telemetry.
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