Quote from: theonlyspace on 12/01/2016 03:13 pm :(I wonder since the Russians are cutting back on their space program if the workers are losing faith and getting sloppy in their work and something in the control system was not correctly done??Soyuz-U control system is produced in Ukraine. USA and NASA were instrumental in assuring this production notwithstanding the current situation in Ukraine.
:(I wonder since the Russians are cutting back on their space program if the workers are losing faith and getting sloppy in their work and something in the control system was not correctly done??
Quick question:Does HTV-6, SpX-10, or OA-7 have cargo for the Russian Orbital Segment?I understand that HTV, Dragon, and Cygnus are not solely Russian, but it's an International Space Station, so why not have food and water for Zvezda or Zarya in those crafts?
Some background may be useful from the Meridian-5 third stage failure on Dec 23, 2011, I just published a report on observations of that event here -- http://satobs.org/seesat_ref/misc/meridian_crash_2011_draft.pdf
Обломки "Прогресса", предположительно, упали в Туве
"Shortly after the planned separation around nine minutes into the flight, NASA quoted the Russian mission control as confirming the deployment of navigation antennas but not solar arrays on the Progress MS-04. Shortly thereafter, Roskosmos confirmed that telemetry from the mission had been interrupted at L+383 seconds. Both agencies had no information on the fate of the spacecraft.In the meantime, a large explosion in the sky over the Tuva Region of Russia was observed, followed by reports of ground shaking and falling debris." http://www.russianspaceweb.com/progress-ms-04.html
QuoteОбломки "Прогресса", предположительно, упали в ТувеFragments of "Progress," presumably fell in Tuva.https://twitter.com/SobiNewsCom/status/804364881831006208[/font][/size]
Anatoly Zak @RussianSpaceWeb · 9m9 minutes ago A potential crash site for #ProgressMS04 in full geographical context. DETAILS: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/progress-ms-04.html#launch …
but ratty comm continued with Progress through its KURS antenna deployment.
Stephen Clark @StephenClark1 MCC-Houston has told ISS commander Shane Kimbrough of Progress mishap, says Russians have sent Progress team home & formed State Commission9:25 AM - 1 Dec 2016
Quote from: ChrisGebhardt on 12/01/2016 04:07 pmbut ratty comm continued with Progress through its KURS antenna deployment.Comm antenna and Kurs antenna are two different things.
Is this really the 2nd to last Soyuz-U? The only other one known to be existing is scheduled to fly Progress MS-5 next February.