Rogozin called the cause of failed launches of Russian rockets
The General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin in an interview to the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on the channel “Russia 1” said the reason for the failed launches of Russian rockets.
According to him, the problem lies in the technique, which may not be 100% reliable.
“Technique is still a technique. And sooner or later it fails. (…) The safety factor of equipment equal to, say, 99 comma, and for some there is still interest,” Rogozin said (quoted by RIA news). Those emergency occasions that happen, and is “the interest,” he added. The head of state Corporation stressed that no single sample technique, which is absolute reliability.
Commenting on the autumn crash “Soyuz-FG”, Rogozin noted that “Union” is a very reliable rocket, and crash with it correspond to the statistics of reliability of the missile. “That is, sooner or later it could happen. The human factor or failure of equipment, but somehow it happened,” he admitted. Rogozin called the main rescue crew at the site on which it has never happened.
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The accident vehicle “Soyuz-FG” happened after launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome October 11, 2018, the booster failed to bring the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” with the new crew of the International space station (ISS) into orbit, but the astronauts managed to escape. Triggered emergency rescue system “Union,” and the crew of the cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut nick Hague was evacuated in an escape pod to Earth. The astronauts were not injured. This was the first emergency startup national manned ship for 35 years.