Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by faulty sensor: agencies


The Soyuz rocket is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018. NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Soyuz rocket launch failure this month was caused by a faulty sensor, Russian news agencies reported citing an official from space agency Roscosmos.

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague had to abort their mission on October 11 and perform an emergency landing after the Soyuz rocket supposed to carry them to the International Space Station failed.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Alison Williams

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