Roscosmos has suspended the launches

Because of the accident of the booster «Frigate» November 28, «Roskosmos» has decided to seriously change program starts with three launch sites. Thus, in the following year postponed the launch of the third from the East. New Russian satellites for remote Earth sounding «kanopus-V» will go into orbit no earlier than February–March.

Operation of the upper stage «Fregat» will be suspended while you determine the cause of the accident. This decision was made in the «Roskosmos», the newspaper «Izvestia».

Updated schedule of launches of rockets «Soyuz» will be determined after the completion of the emergency Commission.

In this regard, the Corporation VNIIEM reported that scheduled for the 22nd of December, the launch of two satellites «Canopus-V» from the Vostochny space centre is cancelled. The publication reports that it should be made no earlier than February-March 2018.

Also under the threat of migration the timing of launches of satellites «GLONASS-M» from Plesetsk and American O3b, which is also planned to launch with «Frigate».

Earlier, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the damage from unsuccessful start of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-2.1 b» will not be able to reimburse any insurance benefits. He also demanded to punish those responsible for the accident. The Chairman of the Cabinet said that it expects Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s proposals to remedy the situation in the space industry.



Roscosmos has suspended the launches 06.12.2017

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