[FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?

Anatoly Zak agzak at optonline.net
Fri Dec 23 10:49:13 EST 2011


This was Soyuz-2 with a different engine (RD-0124) on the third stage,
unlike RD-0110 on a manned version.

Anatoly Zak
http://www.RussianSpaceWeb.com



On 12/23/11 10:23 AM, "James E Oberg" <jameseoberg at comcast.net> wrote:

> TASS at 1401 gmt quoted a source [but not any official statements],
>  
> ³Judging by preliminary information, the launch vehicle had a failure before
> the orbiting unit could separate from its third stage.²
> 
> As Bart suggested, this raises the VERY disturbing possibility that the last
> two Soyuz crew launches just got lucky.
> 
>  
> 

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