23:38 GMT04 August 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    A source at the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said that an automatic engine cutoff has cancelled the launch of the Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket carrier from Baikonur on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An automatic engine cutoff has cancelled the launch of the Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket carrier from Baikonur on Saturday, a source at the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

    "The automatic engine cutoff occurred during the lift-off of the Soyuz 2-1B carrier rocket with the Resurs-P No.3 remote-sensing satellite. The launch has been cancelled, the causes are being investigated, " the source said.

    The next launch of Soyuz carrier rockets from the Baikonur space station is likely to be suspended before the recent emergency involving the Soyuz 2-1B is investigated, a source in the space industry told RIA Novosti.

    "The Soyuz-FG, carrying a new crew to the International Space Station was due to be launched next on March 19. I do not rule out, although I am not totally sure, that the launch will be postponed," the source said.


    Assembly of Russia's Soyuz Rocket With Earth-Sensing Satellite Completed
    Russian Glonass-M Satellite Reaches Orbit on Soyuz-2.1B Carrier Rocket
    Russia, Kazakhstan, Soyuz-2.1b, Baikonur Cosmodrome, rocket, launch
    Community standardsDiscussion