The cause of the crash of “Progress” could be technical problems on Board

Причиной крушения "Прогресса" могли стать технические неполадки на борту

Telemetry data confirm that the space truck “Progress MC-04” separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U”, however, while specialists can not understand why he then came out of the regular mode and after a while collapsed, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

“Previously, experts believed that the accident could occur as a result of abnormal operation of the engines of the third stage of “Soyuz-U”. Put forward the version about low-quality Assembly, the burnout of the combustion chamber, damage to the weld. But now, after processing the telemetry data to the 383-th second of flight, you can say that the separation has occurred, and after that on “Progress” there was an emergency situation that led to its destruction and subsequent fall,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

“Progress-MS-04” crashed on the evening of 1 December over deserted mountainous terrain in Tuva. Most of the fragments burned in the atmosphere, but some debris fell in the 60-70 kilometers West of the capital of Tuva the city of Kyzyl.

The truck was carrying to the ISS more than 2.5 tons of cargo, including suit suit new modifications of the “Orlan-MKS”, fruits for new year’s table, as well as the greenhouse “Lada-2”, which was planned to grow for the first time in orbit sweet pepper.

Причиной крушения "Прогресса" могли стать технические неполадки на борту
Chip cargo spacecraft “Progress”