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It was the eight mission of RD-0124.<br><br>http://www.kosmonavtika.com/lanceurs/soyouz/liste/14A14-1b.html<br><br>Nicolas<br><br><div><div id="SkyDrivePlaceholder"></div><hr id="stopSpelling">From: bhen@telenet.be<br>To: FPSPACE@friends-partners.org<br>Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:51:33 +0100<br>Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?<br><br>
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</style><div class="ecxWordSection1"><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US">Indications are now that the third stage engine shut down at T+421 seconds.  In other words, it was not a core stage/3<sup>rd</sup> stage separation problem as initially reported. The Soyuz-2 1B rocket used today uses the RD-0124 engine in its third stage. This is the first failure of that  engine, which today saw its sixth mission. Other versions of the Soyuz rocket (Soyuz-U, Soyuz-FG, Soyuz-2 1A)  use the older RD-0110 engine, so the impact on upcoming launches may not be that big.  Progress uses the Soyuz-U and Soyuz uses the Soyuz-FG. The Globalstar launch set for 28 December uses the Soyuz-2 1A, but officials may still want to delay that launch to be on the safe side.</span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US"> </span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US">Bart Hendrickx </span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"> </span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"> </span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0cm 0cm 0cm"><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US"> fpspace-bounces@www.friends-partners.org [mailto:fpspace-bounces@www.friends-partners.org] <b>On Behalf Of </b>James E Oberg<br><b>Sent:</b> vrijdag 23 december 2011 16:23<br><b>To:</b> Anatoly Zak; Untitled<br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [FPSPACE] another Russian launch failure?</span></p></div></div><p class="ecxMsoNormal"> </p><div><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">TASS at 1401 gmt quoted a source [but not any official statements],</span></p></div><div><p class="ecxMsoNormal"> </p></div><div><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#353535">“Judging by preliminary information, the launch vehicle had a failure before the orbiting unit could separate from its third stage.” </span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#353535">As Bart suggested, this raises the VERY disturbing possibility that the last two Soyuz crew launches just got lucky.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"> </p></div><div class="ecxMsoNormal" style="text-align:center" align="center"><hr style="color:#A0A0A0" noshade="noshade" size="1" width="100%" align="center"></div><p class="ecxavgcert">No virus found in this message.<br>Checked by AVG - <a href="http://www.avg.com" target="_blank">www.avg.com</a><br>Version: 10.0.1416 / Virus Database: 2109/4098 - Release Date: 12/23/11</p></div><br>_______________________________________________
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