It was only a few weeks since the Soyuz rocket was launched by the Russian space agency Roscosmos was forced to cancel its launch shortly after launch. The two-man crew managed to make it safe back to earth, but their planned trip to the international space station was obviously cut short. Now Russia believes that it knows what happened.
A few days after the iniquity, Roscosmos offered a possible explanation. The agency explained that it appeared that two of the scene’s scene had interfered with each other during separation. Such a collision would certainly have caused problems, but Russia wanted to make a deeper dive to find out how such an accident was possible in the first place. Now, as the Russian news agency TASS reports, the findings are complete and it appears that a scab-sensitive sensor would blame.
In a statement to TASS, Roscosmo’s Executive Director Sergey Krikalev declared that the initial assumption of a collision between the first and second steps was really correct, and that the first step unintentionally broke into the fuel tank in the second stage. The accident was caused by an incorrect sensor that would detect the separation of the scenes.
The failure of the sensor caused a separation problem and eventually resulted in the collision that fought the rocket and led to immediate interruption. The good news here is that the abortion system worked perfectly, and the crew made it back in one piece.
NASA took the time that the investigation of the rocket error was in good hands with the Russian space program, and that it would end regardless of the conclusions reached. With the current survey, Russians are urged to accelerate the timeline to the next manned launch to compensate for lost time aboard the International Space Station.
Roscosmos is convinced that the missile error was a one-time trial. It will not be repeated, so we will be keen to see how the next launch goes.