Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague right and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin crew members of the mission to the International Space Station wave as they board the rocket prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome Kazakhs ISS: Space rocket declares emergency after launch – astronauts parachute out | Daily Star
Frank Williams | 12 October, 2018, 18:33

"As odd as it may seem, the accident at Baikonur only confirmed the reliability of the Russian rocket", said opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

Dmitry Rogozin, a Russian space chief, tweeted: "The crew has landed".

The Soyuz FG rocket used in the launch malfunctioned just two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan.

A tweet from Roscosmos shows the two astronauts resting comfortably, and looking like they're in good spirits, despite what must have been a hard experience.

Eastern time aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Both men escaped unscathed and feel fine, Roscosmos has said. This is far in excess of what some sources in the Russian press have estimated the crew of Soyuz MS-10 experienced Thursday: anywhere from 5 to 7 Gs. In 2015, CRS-7 launched a Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 rocket to resupply the space station, but the second stage exploded.

Popular Mechanics reports that Thursday's launch is the fourth time that a ballistic re-entry has occurred in the Soyuz program.

Thirteen of those failures have been since 2010, calling into question the continued reliability of the rocket.

Manned space launches have been suspended pending an investigation. Russia's Investigative Committee has also opened a criminal investigation into the matter.

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The hole was detected in August and quickly sealed up, but Russian newspapers said Roscosmos was probing the possibility that U.S. crewmates had sabotaged the space station to get a sick colleague sent back home.

Cosmonauts and astronauts are put through gruelling training, including exercises involving weightlessness and centrifugal force that prepare them to control their reactions in real-life scenarios.

Which means they came back 'at a sharper angle of landing compared to normal'.

During the descent, the astronauts were subjected to high G-forces. It burned up while re-entering the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean on May 8.

They set the trajectory for the flight, and if they aren't running at full capacity could send the rocket in completely the wrong direction.

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator who was in Kazakhstan to witness Thursday's launch, said in a statement that the failure had been caused by an anomaly with the rocket's booster.

Historically, failures have plagued many launch vehicles.

But the most important thing is that the emergency abort procedure worked-the astronauts are alive.

Glitches found in Russia's Proton and Soyuz rockets in 2016 were traced to manufacturing flaws at the plant in Voronezh. This was Ovchinin's second trip to the station, and Hague's first trip. "Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members".

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