Failure to start “Progress M-12M”

August 24 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch was made carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with the cargo ship “Progress M-12M.” However, at 320 seconds into flight emergency disconnected engines installed booster. The result was a drop in the spacecraft “Progress M-12M” with 2.6 tons of payload on board, destined for the crew to the ISS. Fragments of the ship, not burnt in the atmosphere, were found in the Altai Republic. The reasons for the accident are being investigated. Launch of “Progress M-12M” – already the fourth unsuccessful Russian space launch in the last 9 months.

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