Soyuz MS-10 – Emergency landing after a failure

ROSCOSMOS – Soyuz MS-10 Mission patch.

Oct. 11, 2018

The Soyuz rocket a few seconds after the launch

The rocket, which took off Thursday for the International Space Station with two occupants on board, experienced an engine problem.

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin landed and are unhurt after failure shortly after taking off one of the engines of the Soyuz rocket that was to transport them to the International Space Station (ISS).

“When the Soyuz MS-10 took off, an unusual situation arose. Rescue systems were activated, the ship landed in Kazakhstan. The crew is alive and the contact has been established with him, “the Russian space agency Roskosmos said in a statement.

Launch of Soyuz MS-10

Video above: A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08 : 40 UTC (14:40 local time). Due to a booster error, the spacecraft entered a ballistic descends and the crew landed in Kazakhstan. Video Credits: Roscosmos TV / NASA TV.

“The rescue teams are heading to the landing zone of the Soyuz ship carrying the two men,” Nasa added on Twitter. A source in the Russian space sector, quoted by Ria Novosti, added that the two men “were not injured” after the failure of one of the engines of the Soyuz rocket that was to override the ISS.

Soyuz MS-10 launch

Video above: A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08 : 40 UTC (14:40 local time). Due to a booster error, the spacecraft entered a ballistic descends and the crew landed in Kazakhstan. Video Credits: Roscosmos TV / NASA TV.

The Soyuz rocket, which was to take the two men on a six-month mission to the orbital station, failed about two minutes after taking off. “Throwing problem, two minutes and 45 seconds,” announced in a perfectly calm voice Alexey Ovchinin, captain of the rocket Soyuz, in the live broadcast of the takeoff.

Soyuz MS-10 escape capsule landing with both crew members safe and sound

“There was a problem with the engine a few seconds after the separation of the first stage of the rocket,” said NASA commentators, who broadcast the launch live.

According to an AFP photographer on the spot, the takeoff went well but “after the separation of the first floor, we had the impression that there was a kind of flash”. “Thank God they are alive,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Roscosmos Press Release: https://www.roscosmos.ru/25594/

Related links:

Expedition 57: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition57/index.html

Space Station Research and Technology: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Images, Video, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/NASA/AFP/ROSCOSMOS TV/NASA TV/SciNews/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

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