The postponement of a manned launch from the cosmodrome “Baikonur” is associated with a short circuit on the carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG”. This was reported by a source in the space industry, reports TASS.
“The preliminary reason for the postponement of the launch was a short circuit in the head fairing of the launch vehicle,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, the rocket is delivered to the missile-testing facility, fairing removed, the reasons of the incident.
“Pre-start may not be held before October,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier it was reported that the state Corporation “Roscosmos” has postponed the planned for 23 September launch of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” for technical reasons. It is noted that the decision to postpone the launch was taken after the control tests at the cosmodrome “Baikonur”. “Commission “of the Russian space Agency” works to identify and eliminate the causes. The reasons for the transfer will be announced later,” the company said.