[FPSPACE] Sabotage of Proton booster?
morrisjones at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 11 21:19:32 EDT 2014
I am unsure of how to judge this story, but here it is. Blame is being assigned for better or worse.
Intentional damage to a Proton rocket booster was reportedly established by a polygraph and a criminal case has been initiated, Izvestia daily quotes the Ministry of Interior. Previously sabotage was considered an unlikely option.
An investigation into the Proton-M rocket crash in April 2013 conducted by the Federal Security Service (FSB) has resulted in establishing general proof that foreign matter could have been deliberately placed into crucial components of the booster in order to provoke malfunction - at the factory where the boosters are assembled.
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