Roscosmos to enhance control of Soyuz rocket engines’ production

Roscosmos to enhance control of Soyuz rocket engines' production. © RIA Novosti. Oleg Urusov

MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti)

A special commission investigating the causes of the August 24 failed launch  of Russia’s Soyuz carrier rocket has recommended enhancing the control of the  production of engines for Soyuz rockets, Russian space agency Roscosmos  said.

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Russian space agency determines Soyuz crash cause

Rocket was reportedly felled by manufacturing flaw; engines to be checked

updated     9/8/2011 7:47:01 PM ET2011-09-08T23:47:01

MOSCOW — The crash of an unmanned Russian supply ship bound for the International Space Station last month was caused by a manufacturing flaw, the country’s space agency said Thursday.

The flaw led to the failure of a gas […]

Aerospace foundations tremble after Progress crash

Aerospace industries around the world are going through a shake-up after last week’s loss of the Russian cargo vessel Progress.

The resupplying of the International Space Station (or ISS) is on hold after the Soyuz rocket carrying Progress somehow sent it on a crash course into western Siberia.

The Russian space agency Roskosmos decided to […]

Gas generator failure blamed for Progress transport ship accident

MOSCOW, August 29 (Itar-Tass) —— The Progress M-12M transport ship accident on August 24 was caused by a malfunction in the gas generator in the Soyuz carrier rocket’s third stage engine, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) spokesman Alexei Kuznetsov told Itar-Tass on Monday, August 29.

“Members of the emergency commission have determined the cause of the […]

The work of the emergency committee to launch THC “Progress M-12M”

:: 08/29/2011    Russian Space Agency and the leadership of enterprises aerospace industry deals with the transfer at a later date landing of manned spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-21” from September 8, 2011 and start of manned spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-22”, scheduled earlier on September 22, as well as continuation of service the International Space Station (ISS).

Progress space freighter destroyed in atmosphere – source / RIA Novosti commentator Alina Chernoivanova

14:17 29/08/2011 MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti)

Large pieces of the Progress M-12M space freighter have not been discovered because the ship most likely burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere or the third stage of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket exploded, a source in the space industry said on Monday.

“Large pieces of the space freighter have not […]

Accumulation of Russian Space Failures

by Charles P. Vick, Global Security. Org

The difference between the Progress/Soyuz-U verses the Soyuz-FG for Soyuz-TMA is difference mods but it appears to be the basic same system except the Progress/Soyuz-U booster uses the much older 11D55 known as the RD-0110 engine on the third stage as does the Soyuz-FG that uses the same […]

Progress Crash: Fallen Russian spaceship lost supplies for ISS

Emergency crews are searching forests in southern Siberia’s Altay region as they try to locate the unmanned Russian cargo spaceship which crashed on Wednesday. The Progress vessel was ferrying food and fuel to the International Space Station when it fell back down to earth.

US “uncertain” after Progress crash as Russia sole ISS provider

Emergency crews are searching forests in southern Siberia’s Altay region as they try to locate the unmanned Russian cargo spaceship which crashed on Wednesday. The Progress vessel was ferrying food and fuel to the International Space Station when it fell back down to earth.

Russian cargo spacecraft Progress M12-M crashes in Siberia

The unmanned Russian cargo spaceship Progress has crashed in eastern Siberia after failing to reach its target orbit. It launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday morning and was due to dock at the International Space Station on Friday.